May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance BBA


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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.

Total Credits - 120


Additional Requirements


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.

Cognates - 12


General Education (Andrews Core Experience)


Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Additional Requirements


Transfer Credits


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).

Residence Requirement


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


Program Outcomes


  • Students will be able to apply the major business theories and concepts to inform decision-making.
  • Students will be able to communicate complex ideas.
  • Students will be able to implement the elements of a high performing team.
  • Students will be able to employ decision-support tools in organization problem-solving.
  • Students will be able to apply the strategic planning process to formulate innovative solutions to complex business problems.
  • Students will apply a Christian (Adventist) perspective to evaluating the social and ethical responsibilities of business.

Major Outcomes


  • 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.

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