BBA Finance Concentration
The goal of the B.B.A. with a finance concentration is to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant in public, for-profit, or non-for profit organizations required for the optimization of monetary resources. This concentration’s main goal is to develop competencies that will prepare students for success in diverse roles in finance such as financial manager or analyst. Specific degree objectives are to enable students to develop:
- an understanding of risk management, financial policy, banking and financial markets.
- the ability to analyze capital budgeting, investment decisions, capital structure, capital acquisition, and asset pricing.
- skills in financial statement analysis and ratio analysis.
- skills in analysis of specific investment securities and portfolio management.
|Foundation requirements 1|
& ACC 212
|Introduction to Financial Accounting|
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
|ECO 213||Statistics for Business and Economics (or MAT 121 Applied Statistics)||3|
|MAT 113||Business Calculus (or Mat 114 Finite Math, MAT 115 Calculus I, or MAT 116 Calculus II)||4|
|Select one of the following: 2|
& ECO 202
|Introduction to Microeconomics|
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
|or ECO 315||Economics for Administration|
|Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management by student petition form.|
|College Core 3|
|BUS 302||Principles of Financial Management||3|
|BUS 312||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUS 322||Principles of Operations Management||3|
|BUS 331||Business, Ethics, and Society||3|
|MGT 310||Managing Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 488||Strategic Management: The Capstone 4||3|
|MIS 352||Principles of Management Information Systems||3|
|Finance Concentration Requirements 5|
|ECO 335||Money, Banking, and Financial Markets||3|
|BUS 443||Financial Investment Analysis||3|
|BUS 444||Intermediate Financial Management||3|
|Select two of the following finance-related electives (or other BUS/ECO/ACC electives approved by the program):||6|
|Federal Income Taxation|
|Topics in Finance|
|Financial Institution Management|
|Theory of Finance and Applications|
|Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 6||10|
Foundation course requirements: 19 hours (Some fulfill General Education requirements)
Junior or senior standing required to enroll in ECO 315
College core course work: 21 Hours
Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student's last semester.
Business Administration Finance Major course work: 15 Hours
The BBA:Finance degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of internship. All six hours of internship can be used to fulfill one category of the ECCE requirement, and either a US Communities OR Global Awareness course completes the 9 hour ECCE requirement. The one hour UNI 301 Speaker Series course fulfills the last hour of the ECCE requirement. After consultation with their internship advisor, students may petition to waive the three hour internship requirement using the student petition form. A petition to substitute an alternative ECCE course will only be approved in exceptional cases. Credit for Prior Learning (IPL 305) may not be used by College of Business and Management students to fulfill degree requirements.
For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor.
CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.
The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals. Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student. Refer to http://www.uis.edu/cbam/students/undergraduate-academic-advising/ for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals.