BBA Finance Concentration

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-6780
Office Location: UHB 4054

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:

  1. an understanding of risk management, financial policy, banking and financial markets.
  2. the ability to analyze capital budgeting, investment decisions, capital structure, capital acquisition, and asset pricing.
  3. skills in financial statement analysis and ratio analysis.
  4. skills in analysis of specific investment securities and portfolio management.


Foundation requirements 1
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics (or MAT 121 Applied Statistics)3
MAT 113Business Calculus (or Mat 114 Finite Math, MAT 115 Calculus I, or MAT 116 Calculus II)4
Select one of the following: 2
ECO 201
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 302Principles of Financial Management3
BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331Business, Ethics, and Society3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 43
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
Finance Concentration Requirements 5
ECO 335Money, Banking, and Financial Markets3
BUS 443Financial Investment Analysis3
BUS 444Intermediate Financial Management3
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
Financial Economics
Theory of Finance and Applications
Total Hours53-55
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 610

 Foundation course requirements:  19 hours (Some fulfill General Education requirements)

  • A minimum grade of C- is required in All foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.

 Junior or senior standing required to enroll in ECO 315


 College core course work:  21 Hours

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required across all college core courses.
  • Minimum grade of C- is required in each core course EXCEPT MGT 488 where a minimum grade of C (2.0) is required (C- or lower will not be MGT 488

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

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 across all courses required for the major.

 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  for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals.