Feb 21, 2024
The finance major is designed to prepare students for careers in financial management. Through a carefully coordinated sequence of courses, the program covers many of the factors that influence financial decision making and provides specific tools for analyzing and interpreting financial data. Students will acquire skills that will help them launch a career in the areas of corporate finance, investments, banking, and financial planning.
A minimum of 4 courses, for a total of 12 or more credits, from the following:
Students must complete the business core courses (39 credits) and the major required and elective courses (24 credits) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.33. However, students must receive a minimum of a “C-” grade in each course. Courses where a grade less than a “C-” is received will not apply towards the business core or major requirements.
All finance majors must obtain a C (2.00) minimum grade in ACCT 121, ACCT 122, and FNCE 317.
FNCE 206 is not available for credit towards a finance major.
The School of Business Administration does not accept 100-200 level courses (i.e., lower division) as transfer work to replace 300-400 level courses (i.e., upper division).
Students must complete in residence in the School of Business Administration at Andrews University a minimum of 50% (31.5 credits) of the course work for the BBA degree (63 credits = 39 credits in the BBA core + 24 credits in BBA required/elective major courses).
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify the major theory and concepts of business across business functional areas.
- Students will be able to incorporate relevant quantitative and qualitative data in the analysis.
- Students will be able to identify relevant business theories in analyzing business issues and apply appropriate theories in addressing business problems.
- Students will be able to deliver oral presentations clearly, confidently, and in an organized format, and present their written thoughts in a coherent narrative to articulate complex ideas.
- Students will be able to identify Christian perspectives when approaching business issues and understand the Judea-Christian foundation of personal and professional integrity, accountability, and experience positive spiritual growth.
- Students will be able to explain how the required and elective Finance major courses integrated with the other functional areas of business.
- Students will be able to explain the major concepts, theory and practice of their required Finance major courses: Intermediate Accounting, Investments, Intermediate Business Finance.
- Students in Finance will be able to articulate that their understanding of Christian principles and ethics related positively to their professional careers.
- Students will be able to explain that the rigor and content of their Finance major courses adequately prepared them for their careers in Finance.