Undergraduate

Finance

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at St. Edward’s is the first step toward a rewarding career within the banking, investment and business world. Finance is the cornerstone of every industry, from government agencies to banks to nonprofits to multinational companies. Students with strong mathematical skills are well-suited to the BBA in Finance.

In this program, you’ll learn how to collaborate with other members of the business world. You’ll study historical cases and modern finance stories taken straight from the headlines. Students also gain insights from guest speakers inside the world of finance who are eager to share their experience.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Overview:

As a BBA in Finance major, you’ll discover how finance applies to a variety of areas, such as investment banking and global business. You’ll learn how monetary value is created, calculated and maintained throughout the financial system. You'll also understand the importance of raising and using capital in order to add value to a business or corporation.

With a BBA in Finance, graduates are prepared for rewarding careers in fields such as banking, real estate and investment. For example, you could become a credit analyst for a bank or credit union, a mortgage analyst or financial advisor with an investment firm, or a financial analyst with a multinational corporation.

To increase employment opportunities, many graduates pursue advanced degrees in related business disciplines, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Accounting. Close interaction with your faculty at St. Edward’s — and time spent in classes, advising sessions and program events — allows you to learn more about options for careers and graduate work in finance.

Course Preview:

In addition to the general education and elective courses required of all majors, BBA in Finance majors take courses from these groups:

FINANCIAL CORE COURSES
Students who major in finance complete core courses, such as Intermediate Financial Management and Investment Principles and Analysis. Students are also required to choose finance electives, such as International Finance, Federal Taxation and Real Estate Finance, as well as Special Topics courses focusing on derivatives and hedging or estate planning.

BUSINESS CORE COURSES
BBA in Finance majors complete business core courses, which include Principles of Accounting, Business Communication, Strategic Management and Introduction to Finance.

View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Opportunities

In addition to an internship that may be required for your degree, St. Edward’s University offers numerous opportunities for optional internships, professional-level research and hands-on creative experiences (writing, art, music, theater and more). These activities enhance your résumé, build your confidence and skills — and give you a distinct advantage in your career and for graduate school.

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