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

For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor. 

CBM strictly enforces prerequisites. 

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