Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Finance Degree Program – Asbury University
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Bachelor’s Degree in Finance

Asbury University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Finance degree program is designed to educate and prepare future finance professionals to execute sound business and financial strategies in a variety of industries.

Now more than ever, corporations, individuals, community and government organizations and small businesses seek educated employees who can grow business while addressing uncertainty and risk.

Become someone who wields wisdom and influence in a field that touches all aspects of society, ethically interpreting finance concepts and performing transactions for the betterment of individuals and the world at large with Asbury’s undergraduate finance major program.

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Finance Major Requirements

You may be wondering, what do finance majors learn? At Asbury, being a finance major is an exciting experience, with coursework and faculty mentorship preparing you for understanding and building financial health in all aspects of business and society.

In core courses, supported by electives and project opportunities, you’ll learn about business development, economics, corporate finance, international finance organizational management, marketing, risk management, accounting, investment strategies and statistics.

Requirements for the undergraduate finance degree program include:

  • 60 credits in core courses, including business and finance studies
  • 53 credits in Foundations general education requirements
  • 11 credits in elective coursework to complete minimum 124 credit hours for bachelor’s degree

Review complete degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Finance.

Undergraduate Finance Courses

Finance majors complete a balance of theoretical and practical courses in a myriad of areas. You’ll learn how to reason based on data and interpersonal well-being and how to develop client relationship management strategies.

Courses you may take include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Analytics I and II
  • Financial Markets
  • Principles of Federal Income Tax
  • International Business Ventures

Preparation for Career Opportunities in Finance

After college, Asbury finance majors are well-equipped in the principles of strategic business management and financial decision-making, opening a wide range of opportunities to further the financial goals of organizations and individuals.

The finance degree program is designed to prepare students to secure entry-level employment in a wide array of business and financial sectors, including:

  • Financial management
  • Financial strategy
  • Investor relations
  • Investment banking
  • Investment analysis
  • Investment management
  • Real estate
  • Insurance
  • Commercial banking
  • Venture capital/private equity
  • Consulting
  • Compliance
  • Risk management

The courses, capstone projects and internship opportunities integrated into the undergraduate finance program ensure students can succeed early in their careers and gain experience for further career advancement. Adapt to new industries, pivot to consulting or private financial planning and pursue advanced professions all with Asbury’s finance major as a starting point.

Prepare for Advanced Professions and Further Education

With the special inclusion of business concepts including marketing, operations and entrepreneurship, Asbury’s bachelor’s in finance degree program uncovers the skill sets for many advanced finance and business professions and for graduate and professional education programs.

Some roles, such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP), require specialized credentials, exams and further professional education. No matter what your first post-finance major job will be, feel confident in your ability to apply to and complete further education or training, including:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Certified Financial Planning

Continue Your Education With an MBA from Asbury

Bachelor’s in finance students may have the opportunity to obtain an advanced standing Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in as quickly as one year after undergraduate graduation.

The Asbury +Grad MBA degree program accepts students with a 3.0 GPA or higher after completion of at least 90 undergraduate credits, allowing students to begin taking up to 25% of their master’s-level courses at no additional cost and enter the field with an advanced business degree and more academic credit as needed for professional certifications.

Learn about the Asbury MBA and the +Grad accelerated B.A./MBA program option.

Why Major in Finance at Asbury University?

Holistic Education in Finance and Business Strategies

Students preparing for unlimited career options in financial planning and investment management need to gain both creativity and communication skills in order to succeed in their data-driven field. Asbury offers a well-rounded and skills-focused education that allows students to develop the multiple and interconnected abilities that lead to success in several industries after college.

Begin a long-term career where you’ll expertly crunch the numbers, understand how financial statements and domestic and global markets function and think outside of the box to best allocate and manage capital on behalf of your client or employers in industries ranging from nonprofit community service to media to international business.

Opportunities Outside of the Classroom

Students in the undergraduate finance degree program may complete an optional internship, applying what they have learned in a real-world environment and helping to manage the capital of actual clients. The Office of Career and Calling will assist you in finding the right internship opportunity for your career goals in finance or business.

Various on-campus groups and events promote students’ social entrepreneurship skills and investment knowledge. The Asbury Marketplace Summit and the Student Business Competitions such as the Nest Pitch Competition are popular happenings where students including finance majors can compete for cash prizes and honor their entrepreneurial spirit.

Simulate Stock Trades and Finance Transactions

Get hands-on experience in using various tools to simulate real situations you will encounter in your future career. Develop analytical skills and critical thinking capabilities to translate simulated data into real-world solutions.

Industry-trained professionals, as your faculty, expand your knowledge of the digital tools and systems used in finance careers and beyond.

Unrivaled Community Support and Student Resources

From service and travel opportunities to robust mental health and social support on campus, Asbury University’s many resources are available to shepherd you through academic or personal challenges and joys and expose you to developmental experiences and lifelong connections.

  • Center for Counseling
  • Center for Wholeness and Wellness
  • Intercultural Life
  • Career and Calling
  • Center for Academic Excellence

Related Degrees at the Dayton School of Business

The Dayton School of Business trains students to make a positive difference in the world by offering multiple undergraduate degrees tailorable to your personal and professional aspirations.

Learn more about the Dayton School of Business.

Asbury Admissions and Financial Aid

At Asbury, we pride ourselves on providing ample resources to make the admissions and financial aid process as seamless as possible. Our first-year students receive financial aid from a variety of sources, including federal aid, private scholarships and more. Plus, our dedicated counselors and personalized Asbury Checklist ensure that you have the support you need to succeed.

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Apply to the B.A. in Finance at Asbury University

The Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree program at Asbury University empowers students interested in the world of finance to pursue careers or graduate or professional education in this dynamic and rewarding field.

Ready to start on the path to finance careers in business, banking, investments and more?

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