Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in Finance

Online Finance Degree

Understanding the financial elements, processes and requirements is essential in the business arena. Our accredited online finance degree program is designed to help students work to develop in-depth knowledge of finance that can be applied across industries via career-focused online finance courses.

Online Finance Degree Program Details

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Online Finance Degree Program Outline

Study the fundamentals of the finance industry and work to develop a better understanding of financial investing, international finance, capital planning and financial analysis. Our online Bachelor's of Finance degree program can help you prepare to pursue a career in the finance industry.

Online finance degree programs 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.

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Finance Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 49.5
General Electives

A combination of 11 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 49.5

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.
General Business Administration Track
In lieu of a Specialization, select 5 Business Electives from any of the Specializations below
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
Finance
FINA315 Financial Instruments 4.5
FINA330 Asset and Debt Management 4.5
FINA412 Risk Management 4.5
FINA425 Budgeting 4.5
FINA435 Financial Analysis 4.5

Total Credit Hours : 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Finance Classes Overview

For an Online Finance Degree in Business, 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 is designed to provide students with the fundamental understanding of budgeting, budgeting process and also 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 the opportunity to enhance your business management and leadership skills consider these specializations:

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Course content subject to change.

Ways to Save on Your Online Finance Degree in Business

From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your Online Finance Degree in Business 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 reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction 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

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Accreditation

This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP

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"The online option attracted me to AIU. The online atmosphere was great. AIU provided the tools and all the different resources to help me be successful in my degree."

- Anthony Wheatley
  MBA 2018

BBA 2015

Classes Start August 21, 2019

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