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Finance - Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Finance combines practical, real-life concepts of the corporate world to provide a strong foundation in business practices, such as how businesses, financial institutions, and the government raise and invest capital to achieve their goals.

Career Opportunities
Students who graduate with a degree in finance can enter careers in domestic and multinational corporate financial management, the management of financial markets and institutions, personal financial planning, and investment analysis and portfolio management.

Recent graduates have found employment with many of the nation's top corporations and financial institutions, including: Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, The Vanguard Group and American Express Financial Services.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Business Administration BSBA (Core)
    • Communication
      a. Oral Communication: communicate effectively by speaking clearly, concisely, and convincingly, using appropriate business conventions for the field of study.
      b. Written Communication: communicate effectively by writing clearly, concisely, and convincingly, using appropriate business conventions for the field of study.
    • Interpersonal Skills: demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, especially working in teams.
    • Critical Thinking
      a. Data Analysis: analyze data by using appropriate technology.
      b. Decision Making: analyze issues critically and make relevant decisions by identifying and assessing the significance of key factors and assumptions.  
    • Functional Knowledge: identify, define, and apply current fundamental concepts, principles, and practices in the disciplines of business, including globalization. 
    • Societal Impact: ability to understand ethical, social responsibility, and sustainability implications of business decisions.
  • Business Administration: Finance (BSBA)
    1. Estimate and Evaluate: Identify the inputs needed to value a financial asset and apply a valuation methodology to estimate an asset's intrinsic value.
    2. Summarize and Interpret: Summarize the historic risk-versus-return relationship for financial assets and interpret various measures of risk and reward.
    3. Assess and Justify: Assess the inputs needed and justify the decision-making methodologies used to determine if resources should be allocated to an investment opportunity.
    4. Justify and Consider: Justify the purpose and consider the operations of financial markets and institutions.

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