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
New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that satisfies degree requirements and reflects their interests. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met.
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 the Undergraduate Academic Advising - College of Business and Management for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals. CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.
The Finance Concentration has minimum grade requirements as noted and outlined below. For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.
All majors in the College of Business and Management require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, and statistics. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:
|Foundation requirements 1|
& ACC 212
|Introduction to Financial Accounting|
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
|ACC 311||Administrative Uses of Accounting 2||4|
|ECO 213||Statistics for Business and Economics||3|
|or MAT 121||Applied Statistics|
& ECO 202
|Introduction to Microeconomics|
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
|ECO 315||Economics for Administration 2||4|
|Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management by a student petition.|
|College Core 3|
|The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students.|
|BUS 312||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUS 322||Principles of Operations Management||3|
|BUS 331||ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society||3|
|FIN 302||Principles of Financial Management||3|
|MGT 310||Managing Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 330||Business and Managerial Communication||3|
|MGT 488||Strategic Management: The Capstone 4||3|
|MIS 352||Principles of Management Information Systems||3|
|MIS 376||Business Analytics||3|
|Finance Concentration Requirements 5|
|ECO 335||Money, Banking, and Financial Markets||3|
|FIN 443||Financial Investment Analysis||3|
|FIN 444||Intermediate Financial Management||3|
|Select two of the following finance-related electives (or other BUS/ECO/FIN/ACC electives approved by the program):||6|
|Federal Income Taxation|
|International Trade and Finance|
|Topics in Finance|
|Financial Institution Management|
|Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 6||10|
Student must earn a minimum grade of C- 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
Students must earn a minimum of C- in ALL college core courses (EXCEPT MGT 488) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).
Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student's last semester.
College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill these requirements
The BBA: Finance degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience (IPL 300) or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of Internship. Internship hours will be used to fulfill the Engagement Experience ECCE category. Students must complete course work in at least one of the other ECCE categories including U.S. Communities and Global Awareness. The one hour UNI 301 Speaker Series course fulfills the last hour of the ECCE requirement (10 Total ECCE hours required).