Walsh College

BBA - Finance


Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Our finance degree (Bachelor of Business Administration - BBA-FIN) gives you the expertise needed to excel in finance, whether you work for a large corporation or a small professional group. Walsh College courses give you a deep understanding of financial theory, planning and analytical skills, and the ability to think strategically. Course work includes economics, finance, and investments and credit analysis. You graduate prepared to start your career in many areas: bank branch managers, stockbrokers, underwriters, financial planners, and financial analysts.

Finance Skills for Career Opportunities
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the deregulation of the banking industry has allowed banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms to broaden their financial services portfolios, creating additional need for financial analysts and personal financial advisors. Financial managers are among the occupations in Michigan adding the most jobs that require a bachelor’s degree, with projected openings expected to grow.

Salary Expectations
Starting salaries for BBA-Finance students range from $35,000 to $50,000 per year. With six years of experience, salary ranges increase to $56,000 to $78,000 per year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many financial analysts receive a yearly bonus in addition to their salary. This bonus usually depends on the accuracy of their predictions. Financial advisors who manage a client’s assets usually charge a percentage of those assets. Many financial advisors also receive commissions for the financial products they sell.

BBA - Finance Program Format

You need to earn a total of 127 semester credit hours for our Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree. This includes the transfer of up to 82 credit hours and a minimum of 45 credit hours (15 courses) taken while in residence at Walsh College. The management program requires completion of all courses in the professional core and major.

Equivalency guides outline the courses transferable to Walsh as prerequisites to advanced course work and for completion of degree requirements. A list of standard equivalencies may be viewed from our website.

The * courses are typically transferred from a community college or another accredited educational institution. Additional transfer equivalencies may be established, depending on the course taken and the transfer tuition. 

Professional Core

ACC 201       Principles of Accounting I*
ACC 202       Principles of Accounting II*
ACC 310       Managerial Accounting*
BIT 305         Business Computing Tools*
BIT 335         Business Driven Technology
BL 420          The Legal and Tax Environment of Business
MGT 461       Business Strategy and Policy
COM 210       Principles of Business Communications*
COM 300       Communications Essentials**
COM 320       Business Communication Methods 
COM 340       Professional Communication 
ECN 201        Principles of Economics I* 
ECN 202        Principles of Economics II* 
FIN 310          Financial Markets
FIN 315          Financial Management
MGT 201        Principles of Management* 
MGT 303        Behavioral Management* 
MKT 202        Principles of Marketing* 
QM 202          Statistics Methods for Business*
QM 301          Statistical Inference for Management Decisions
Elective          Any 400 level course at Walsh College not already required
**COM 300 is required of all students who score  below 4 on the Walsh College communications placement exam.

 Core Courses

FIN 403          Investment Management
FIN 406          Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 412          International Economics and Finance
FIN 419          Financial History of the United States
FIN 425          Financial Modeling
FIN                 Elective
FIN                 Elective

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