Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


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Virtually every business needs someone with specialized financial knowledge. This degree provides the  theoretical background and quantitative tools for  financial analysis, strategic planning, capital budgeting, management of working capital, sources of capital,  assessment of risk, and valuation of securities, assets, and firms. This degree also provides training in advanced computer technology, data acquisition, and spreadsheet modeling.

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance?

Corporate financial managers raise necessary capital for their firms and allocate it profitably; they also perform financial analysis, planning and budgeting to position their firms to be competitive in a global market. Investment professionals design securities and help sell them to investors; they also analyze securities for investors and help build portfolios. Banking professionals provide critical business services like credit analyses and loans, checking accounts, wire transfers, and credit card processing. By pursuing a degree in finance, you will develop the analytical, technical, and interpersonal skills needed in these professions. Here, you will experience small classes, dedicated faculty, and a strong emphasis on hands-on experience. You will have access to advanced computer technology, including spreadsheet modeling and data acquisition. You also will study the theory and practice of financial decision-making and analysis, and develop critical oral and written communication skills.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Financial analyst
  • Credit management
  • Investment banking
  • Portfolio management
  • Personal financial planning
  • Capital budgeting analyst

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Actuary
  • Valuation/Appraiser
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Corporate treasurer
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial planner
  • Loan officer
  • Portfolio manager

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 121
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-B Recommended
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Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement
 
The mission of the Northern Arizona University undergraduate Finance Program, is to educate skilled and well trained finance professionals. The graduates with a major in finance will be well positioned to understand important issues and tools in the fields of investments, corporate finance and international finance. They will be prepared for their first position in the field of finance and prepared to continue to progress throughout their careers. Consistent with this goal, the Finance Area seeks to continuously improve the curriculum to ensure that our graduates possess those core competencies which are most closely aligned with the values of finance professionals. These competencies support the concept of learning as a continuum that begins in an academic setting and continues with life-long professional education and experience. This core competency framework focuses on skills and is not necessarily structured around traditional subject areas. While knowledge requirements will change with time, these core competencies have long-term value and will support a variety of career opportunities in the fields of Investments, Corporate Finance and Banking.

Student Learning Outcomes

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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


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Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Certificate Requirements
General Electives
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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Finance

Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


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