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Finance (B.S.B.A.)

Now more than ever, there's a need for educated business and finance professionals to plan for the future. Are you up for it?

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.B.A.
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Chair of Department of Finance, Professor
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A finance degree will prepare you to guide personal clients, corporations, government agencies and other types of firms through financial struggles and uncertainty but also with short-term and long-term planning responsibilities. Our finance majors complete a balance of theoretical and practical courses in investments, corporate finance, personal financial planning, financial institutions and banking, and real estate finance. 

One of the hallmarks of our program is the opportunity for experiential learning through extra-curricular activities, internships, Corporate Executive Speech Series, and our ZIPD Annual Business Conference.

Courses and Curriculum

Graduation Requirements Sheet for B.S.B.A. in Finance

 

An internship is an educational plan which integrates classroom experience and practical work experience in individual, business, or government work situations. It allows students the opportunity to translate academic theories and principles to action, to test out career interests and to develop skills and abilities through carefully planned and supervised programs related to the degree they're seeking.

Internship (FIN432) Guidelines

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Practical Learning Experiences

As a student in BU's Zeigler College of Business, you're automatically included in the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD), a comprehensive, holistic, educational experience designed to build your personal and professional capacities necessary for career success. Gain a competitive edge in the job market or acceptance in graduate and professional school through knowledge, demonstrated professional skills, and networking experiences.

Clubs and Organizations

  • Bloomsburg Investment Group (BIG) — actively manages the BIG Fund, a student-managed equity investment portfolio. Research and analysis of the economy, industry, and equity, and portfolio management
  • Financial Management Association (FMA) — coordinates industry speakers, workshops, field trips. BU FMA achieved the Superior Chapter Award (less than 10% of FMA members get this award)
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA) — coordinates industry speakers, workshops, field trips in the areas of personal financial planning.

Field Experiences

Industry Field Trips offer an excellent opportunity for experiential learning and professional development through trips to New York/Wall Street, Washington, D.C., and more.

The Husky Difference

 AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities not found at other schools.
Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
Finance major enjoys a break during her study abroad experience in Denmark

In Denmark I was part of the Business and Social Sciences faculty. I took all business classes there, including international finance, which I thought was amazing I could take it internationally.

Lilla Feher '18
Finance
Finance major enjoys a break during her study abroad experience in Denmark

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