BSc in Finance

General

Program Description

Virtually every business needs someone with specialized financial knowledge. This degree provides the theoretical background and quantitative tools for financial analysis, strategic planning, capital budgeting, management of working capital, sources of capital, assessment of risk, and valuation of securities, assets, and firms. This degree also provides training in advanced computer technology, data acquisition, and spreadsheet modeling.

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance?

Corporate financial managers raise the necessary capital for their firms and allocate it profitably; they also perform financial analysis, planning, and budgeting to position their firms to be competitive in a global market. Investment professionals design securities and help sell them to investors; they also analyze securities for investors and help build portfolios. Banking professionals provide critical business services like credit analyses and loans, checking accounts, wire transfers, and credit card processing. By pursuing a degree in finance, you will develop the analytical, technical, and interpersonal skills needed in these professions. Here, you will experience small classes, dedicated faculty, and a strong emphasis on hands-on experience. You will have access to advanced computer technology, including spreadsheet modeling and data acquisition. You also will study the theory and practice of financial decision-making and analysis, and develop critical oral and written communication skills.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Financial analyst
  • Credit management
  • Investment banking
  • Portfolio management
  • Personal financial planning
  • Capital budgeting analyst

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Actuary
  • Valuation/Appraiser
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Corporate treasurer
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial planner
  • Loan officer
  • Portfolio manager

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
Last updated May 2020

About the School

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experi ... Read More

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence. Read less

Accreditations

AACSB Accredited