Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Finance

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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance is for students who plan to work with the financial management of business firms, banking and other financial institutions, insurance and the securities industries. In this program, you’ll study investment needs, financial requirements and the financial performance of business firms.

For information on program admission requirements, please see Business Undergraduate Advising.

Why Study Finance at Eastern?

Our department is committed to excellence and student success.


Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to 15-25 students, which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Careers in Finance

Financial professionals work to meet the needs of a business, its investors, and the consumers.


Business

Banking

Insurance

Securities Industries

Accounting

Curriculum & Requirements

Finance Major, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

The Finance major is for those students with career objectives in the financial management of business firms, banking and other financial institutions, insurance and the securities industries. The course of study analyzes the investment needs, financial requirements and financial performance of business firms. It also is concerned with the role played by financial institutions and security markets in meeting the vital financial needs of business firms, investors and consumers.

Students must be formally admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information.

Courses taken for the Finance Major beyond the required Business Administration Core are not counted double toward the Entrepreurship, International Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management Option, Operations Management Option or General Business Option majors.

Notes:

  • formal admission to the BAB program is required;
  • ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree; however, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Grade Requirements for Graduation

  • a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major;
  • a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
Required Business Administration Core
Lower Division Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS 5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS MATH II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
Upper Division Courses
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Courses
ECON 444MONEY AND BANKING5
FINC 431INVESTMENTS4
FINC 434FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES4
FINC 435CAPITAL BUDGETING AND LONG-TERM FINANCING4
FINC 436SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT2
FINC/IBUS 474INTERNATIONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT4
Electives–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.4-5
Required Senior Capstone
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits96-97

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