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BBA – Corporate Finance

Program Description

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in corporate finance is designed to prepare you for a career in finance in a corporate environment. The role of a corporate finance manager is to maximize bottom line opportunities for a business. Corporate finance managers are responsible for identifying and securing merger and acquisition deals, managing and investing large monetary funds, and buying and selling financial products. The corporate finance manager steers the financial direction of the business and undertakes all strategic financial planning and reporting to stakeholders. Corporate finance managers handle all aspects of large transactions for a business, including due diligence.

The role of the financial manager is changing in response to technological advances that have substantially reduced the amount of time it takes to produce financial reports. Financial managers’ main responsibility used to be monitoring a company’s finances, but they now do more data analysis and advise senior managers on ways to maximize profits. They often work in teams, acting as business advisors to top executives.

Career Opportunities

  • Credit Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Reporter
  • Investment Manager
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Investor Relations Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Cash Manager

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the corporate finance program will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret financial statements of companies.
  • Apply advanced financial and cost accounting concepts.
  • Compute the value of real and financial assets.
  • Employ ethical and sound investment and financial decisions.
  • Analyze and manage risk as a financial manager.
  • Explore the functions and operations of financial markets and institutions.
  • Use statistical research methods to conduct company research.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of economic theories and principles.
  • Express financial theories and applications clearly and effectively.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of basic organizational and marketing concepts.

BBA – Corporate Finance (120 Credits)

Additional Program Requirements

General Education (see General Education Requirements for details) 30 credits

Electives (15+ Credits)
*Note: 15 credits within lower division core can also count towards general education. *Note: Up to 15 designated major or elective credits can be replaced with MBA or MS courses, which will count towards graduate degree requirements. For more information on University degrees, please refer to the University Catalog.
*The ABA in Corporate Accounting leads to a BBA in Corporate Finance