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Today's increasingly complex business climate has created a variety of fields of interest for professionals with knowledge of the world of finance. AIU® offers an industry-relevant BBA program with an in-depth specialization in Finance designed to provide students with knowledge, skills, and ability to pursue opportunities in the finance industry. Core competencies in technology, critical thinking, and communication are emphasized throughout the curriculum. AIU's focused curriculum in the BBA Finance program allows students to develop extensive knowledge of the most relevant areas in finance, including investment, capital planning, international finance and financial analysis. The program culminates in a capstone experience from a financial management perspective. Students who successfully complete the program can apply the industry-focused skills and knowledge required to work as finance professionals.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Finance to complete the upper division's core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to focus your interests on the acquisition of industry-specific knowledge and skills common to many of today's professionals.

  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    40.5

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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    Successful completion of the BBA with a specialization in Finance can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision-making.
    • Apply team building and leadership skills, and communicate effectively in business situations.
    • Apply mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions.
    • Apply the concepts and principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions.
    • Discuss current operations management practices and principles used in the current business environment.
    • Explain macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and how they relate to the management of domestic and global organizations.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts, and discuss the implications of technology and the Internet on today's businesses.
    • Implement quantitative tools to analyze contemporary business functions and practices.
    • Use current operations and marketing management practices and principles to increase efficiency and productivity.

  • In this specialized curriculum, students can learn the key components of financial decision-making, while examining the implications of forecasting, capital budgeting, working capital management and project risk management.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of the courses dedicated to Finance. It can help students develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to financial analysts in today's business environments. For example:

    • In Capital Planning, students will focus on financial management techniques related to capital expenditure and investment decision making. Topics include short-term and strategic implication of capital expenditure decisions. Students will explore how to develop an integrated approach to making decisions about capital expenditures as well as their managerial implications.
    • In Investment, students will explore securities and securities markets. Topics include analysis of corporate securities, public securities and other investment types. Students will also study the types of financial risk and taxation that affects investment policy timing, selection and value.
    • In Financial Analysis, students will examine how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. Topics will include liquidity and activity, analysis of solvency, analysis of capital structure, profitability, market strength, cash flow and interim segment analysis.

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  • AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with a Specialization in Finance is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in business fundamentals and gain knowledge of finance practices and concepts they could encounter in today's ever-changing business environment.

    Students will learn how to apply the principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions in real-world workplace situations. They will acquire communication, team building and leadership skills and be able to recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts. They will understand the importance of harnessing the power of current technology to improve businesses and be able to use mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices. They will be able to apply micro and macro economic principles to the management of domestic and global organizations.

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