Program Details

Program Outline

Learn the fundamentals of the finance industry and gain a better understanding of financial investing, international finance, capital planning and financial analysis. AIU’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance can help prepare you for a career in the finance industry.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Assess and solve issues in a business environment by applying the principles of finance and accounting.
  • Implement quantitative tools to analyze contemporary business functions and practices.
  • Recognize the connection between finance concepts and their use in the global markets.
  • Use current operations and marketing management practices and principles to increase efficiency and productivity.

General Education

BUSN 125 Applied Business Mathematics

4.5

COMP 101 Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102 Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ECON 220 Microeconomics

4.5

ECON 224 Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL 106 English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107 English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205 Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

PRES 111 Presentation Essentials

4.5

SCIE 206 Biology

4.5

SCIE 207 Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210 Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211 Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 58.5

 

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I

4.5

BUSN 105 Introduction to Business

4.5

BUSN 150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4.5

MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310 Managerial Accounting

4.5

BUSN 311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis

4.5

FINA 310 Financial Management

4.5

MGMT 310 Management and Leadership of Organizations

4.5

MGMT 315 Survey of Human Resource Management

4.5

MGMT 305 Management Information Systems

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 27

Specialization

Finance

ACCT 430Taxation

4.5

FINA 315Financial Instruments

4.5

FINA 320Capital Planning

4.5

FINA 410International Financial Management

4.5

FINA 412Risk Management

4.5

FINA 425Budgeting

4.5

FINA 435Financial Analysis

4.5

HLTH 420Healthcare Finance

4.5

MGMT 499Program Capstone

4.5

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Financial Instruments

The course will examine each of the securities markets, the instruments available in these markets and putting the different investments into perspective. The course will introduce the students to the characteristics of the major investors and the terminology used in the securities markets.

Capital Planning

This course focuses on financial management techniques related to capital expenditure and investment decision making. Topics include short-term and strategic implications of capital expenditure decisions, developing an integrated approach to capital expenditure decision-making process on sound concepts and their managerial implications.

Budgeting

This course will provide fundamental understanding of budgeting, budgeting process and includes a practical guide for preparing financial budgets.

Funds Acquisition

This course examines the alternatives available to management in acquiring funds and related costs and risks. Topics include matching projects with funds acquired, assessing risk of projects with funds, and developing strategies on acquiring funds.

Asset and Debt Management

The course will examine details of managing client's assets including allocation, selection and management in a tax and estate in efficient manner.

Investment

This course focuses on securities and securities markets. Topics include analysis of various categories of corporate securities, public securities, and other investments, types of risks and taxes that affect investment policy timing, selection and investment values.



Still not sure which specialization is right for you?

If you want to enhance your business management and leadership skills consider these specializations:

Tuition and Fees

Don't let tuition worries stop you from pursuing a degree. AIU offers a variety of grants, scholarships, financial aid as well as straightforward pricing with no hidden costs to help make college more affordable for our students.

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What is financial aid?

Financial aid is the name used for federal, state and private resources that may help pay for college costs.  Typically financial aid consists of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment.  At American InterContinental University, we strive to take as much stress out of the financial aid process as possible for our students.

How do I apply for financial aid?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, is the single application needed to apply for all sources of federal aid. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

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Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

Accreditation

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education meaningful in the marketplace.

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Classes Start January 11, 2017