Launch a career in finance
Associate of Business Administration - Finance (65 credits)
Receive broad exposure to foundational accounting principles through the associate of business administration (ABA) in finance program 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.
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 Detroit and Grand Rapids. Accounting courses at Davenport balance theoretical understanding with hands-on learning opportunities. So, 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?
Prepare for entry-level positions in the field of finance with an associate's degree from Davenport. You'll build a foundation for further studies in finance and related fields. Students will be able to analyze corporate and individual financial statements as well as identify economic trends. Students will also be able to interpret, analyze and synthesize financial investment data and give appropriate recommendations.
Explore classes for Davenport’s finance associates degree
Through rigorous and relevant coursework that was developed with an advisory board of finance industry leaders, you'll learn to develop and maintain accounting records, prepare financial statements and begin to use accounting information as a decision-making tool. Foundation courses introduce accounting theory and the business accounting cycle.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|ECON200 or ECON201||Microeconomics or Macroeconomics||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|ACCT202||Accounting Foundations II||4|
|FINC212||Advanced Corporate Finance||3|
|FINC220||Money/Banking-Treas Mgt Focus||3|
|FINC235||Financial Analysis for Bus Mgr||3|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why pursue an associate in finance degree at Davenport University?
When you earn an associate in finance degree at Davenport, you’ll stand out from the competition through a program taught by CFPs and other industry experts. You'll gain an understanding of the theory of accounting and the business accounting cycle. 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:
Study with finance experts
Learn from academically trained and industry-experienced faculty who bring their expertise into your finance associates courses.
Small class sizes
Receive the personalized attention you deserve through small class sizes and a low student-faculty ratio in your finance associates courses.
Put theory into practice
Take the theories you learn in your finance associate degree classes and apply them to hands-on, finance-related projects.
Get started on your finance associate degree
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your finance associate degree at Davenport University.
Davenport University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.