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 allows students to work to develop in-depth knowledge of finance that can be applied across industries via career-focused online finance courses.

Next Online Start Date:

May 30, 2018

Total Credits:

180

Offered:

Online
Atlanta
Houston

Program Details

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

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.

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ACBSP

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 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 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 49.5
General Electives

A combination of 11 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 49.5
Finance Track
FINA 315 Financial Instruments 4.5
FINA 330 Asset and Debt Management 4.5
FINA 412 Risk Management 4.5
FINA 425 Budgeting 4.5
FINA 435 Financial Analysis 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

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).

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:

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of opportunities available to 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
  • Reduced Military Tuition Rate – 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 credit policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits needed toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, qualifying military service, or eligible work experience

For more information, review the 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 Credit Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your eligible past work and qualifying military experience

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.

Download program detail PDF

ACBSP

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
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 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 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 49.5
General Electives

A combination of 11 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 49.5
Finance Track
FINA 315 Financial Instruments 4.5
FINA 330 Asset and Debt Management 4.5
FINA 412 Risk Management 4.5
FINA 425 Budgeting 4.5
FINA 435 Financial Analysis 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

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).

Classes Overview

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

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of opportunities available to 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
  • Reduced Military Tuition Rate – 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 credit policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits needed toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, qualifying military service, or eligible work experience

For more information, review the 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 Credit Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your eligible past work and qualifying military experience

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