BBA Finance Concentration

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 206-6541
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


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.

Grading Policy

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 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACC 311Administrative Uses of Accounting 24
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
or MAT 121 Applied Statistics
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 315Economics for Administration 24
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 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society3
FIN 302Principles of Financial Management3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 330Business and Managerial Communication3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 43
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MIS 376Business Analytics3
Finance Concentration Requirements 5
ECO 335Money, Banking, and Financial Markets3
FIN 443Financial Investment Analysis3
FIN 444Intermediate Financial Management3
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
Public Finance
Topics in Finance
Financial Institution Management
Total Hours53-57
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 610