Become a skilled financial manager with our finance degree

Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance (120 credits)

The sky’s the limit for careers in the financial industry with the finance bachelor degree at Davenport University. The finance degree at Davenport holds specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) so you know you’re receiving high-quality, innovative instruction. You can also earn a financial planning specialty that’s registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board). In fact, our BBA finance qualifies for our Employment Guarantee.

When you major in finance, you’ll learn from professors who hold the finance certifications you may be seeking, such as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA). These industry-experienced experts will help you build a solid business foundation and connect course concepts to experiences you may encounter in your future career.

At Davenport, you can earn an online finance degree through our Global Campus — or take in-person courses on our campuses in Warren and Grand Rapids. Whether you choose to learn online or on campus, you’ll gain important connections through internships, job fairs, competitions and other networking experiences. 

What can you do with a finance degree? 

When you major in finance at Davenport University, you’ll be setting yourself up for a broad range of jobs with a degree in finance. You’ll learn how to be an adept financial manager who can effectively and ethically drive financial decision-making as well as lead wealth creation and business growth for any organization. Choose Davenport’s financial planning specialty as part of your finance degree and you can go on to earn important finance certifications that qualify you to be a financial advisor. 

Explore classes for Davenport’s finance bachelor degree

Through rigorous and relevant coursework that was developed with an advisory board of finance industry leaders, you’ll build knowledge in budgeting, data analysis, investments, international business and internal controls. As part of your finance bachelor degree, you can choose a specialty focus in financial planning that’s registered with the CFP Board. After you complete your specialty courses, you’ll be eligible to sit for the CFP exam without the lengthy application process of nonregistered programs. And when you pass the CFP exam, you’ll be qualified to be a financial planner.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Earn a finance bachelor degree online through our Global Campus
With six start dates you can begin your major in finance year-round
of Davenport grads are employed within six months of graduation
Land a job within 6 months of graduation through Davenport's Employment Guarantee program.

Why pursue a finance degree at Davenport University?

When you earn a finance bachelor degree at Davenport, you’ll stand out from the competition through a program taught by CFPs and other industry experts. Your professors are also passionate about teaching you everything from health care finance to investment planning. You’ll benefit from a finance degree curriculum that was developed with an advisory board of finance industry leaders who know what you need to know to succeed in jobs with a degree in finance. 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Financial planning specialty

Increase your marketability and move up through the ranks with a financial planning specialty that’s registered with the CFP Board. 


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Real-world experience

Gain real-world experience through an accounting internship or field experience in the final year of your finance degree program.


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IACBE accreditation

Receive a finance bachelor degree online or on campus that holds specialized accreditation by the IACBE


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Student competitions

Compete in the ACG Cup and gain valuable experience in a real-world context, connect with business leaders and create networks. 


Get started on your finance bachelor degree

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your finance degree at Davenport University.    

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to jobs with a degree in finance and finance certifications. Request more information or begin your application now.

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Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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