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Finance Bachelor of Business Administration

Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration

Be prepared to pursue your career in Finance.

Davenport offers a range of finance courses to include corporate finance, investment planning, portfolio management, and international and health care finance. Our BBA in Finance prepares you to be an adept financial manager and allows you to effectively and ethically drive financial decision making. In addition, the Davenport University Finance accredited bachelor’s degree program has been designed as a partnership with the business community to provide a relevant, rigorous curriculum. As a Davenport Finance major, you begin your business courses during your first term, to start building practical knowledge right away. You’ll develop a broad base of knowledge in the following areas:

  • Budgeting                                                                          
  • Data analysis
  • Investments                                                                     
  • International Business
  • Internal controls

Financial Planning Specialty

Our Bachelor of Finance degree also offers a specialty focus in Financial Planning. This concentration will be of interest to you if you want to become a financial advisor to individuals or businesses.

Davenport’s financial planning specialty is a registered program with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP)®. This means that when you complete the specialty courses with your major, you have guaranteed eligibility to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP)® exam, without the lengthy application process that non-registered program students must submit. By passing this exam you certify that you are qualified to practice independently as a financial planner.

A BBA in Finance can be completed in-seat or online.

Download a PDF of the Bachelor of Business Administration Finance degree program.

Employment Opportunities

Finance ranks in the top five majors currently in demand by employers. Our exceptional degree program will make you a contender for in-demand positions. A degree in Finance puts you on a career path to many job opportunities that include:

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Conroller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Treasurer

Salary Information



Starting salaries for Finance

$56,094 in the U.S.


Starting salaries for Finance

$51,132 in the Great Lakes Region


Median salaries for Finance

$78,010 in the U.S.


Projected growth for Finance

10% growth from 2014-2020.



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Full Curriculum


The Finance BBA is designed to prepare students for professional positions in industry and in financial planning. Students completing this degree should be able to analyze, formulate, evaluate, and select appropriate ethical recommendations for finance-related problems. The analysis of market trends and conditions and relationship to individual job situations will also be emphasized. In addition, this finance program also provides the foundation for an MBA degree program.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2017-2018 Recommended Program Sequences for Accounting, BBA:

Finance, BBA and printable pdf download

Specialty: Financial Planning and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence39 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ECON200Microeconomics3 cr.
ECON201Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
DATA275Introduction to Data Analytics3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
HUMNHumanities Elective3 cr.
SOSCSocial Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Business32 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
ACCT202Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
CISP112Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
FINC211Corporate Finance3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
MKTG211Marketing Foundations3 cr.
Major43-49 cr.
ACCT301Intermediate Accounting I4 cr.
ACCT315Federal Taxation I 3 cr.
FINC212Advanced Corporate Finance 3 cr.
FINC215Investment Planning3 cr.
FINC220Money and Banking: Treasury Management Focus3 cr.
FINC235Financial Analysis for Business Managers3 cr.
FINC320International Finance3 cr.
FINC402Portfolio Management3 cr.
FINC403Health Care Finance3 cr.
FINC495Financial Plan Development3 cr.
Choose one of the following options:(3) cr.
ACCT490Accounting BBA Internship3 cr.
BUSN489Field Experience in Business3 cr.
FINC490Finance BBA Internship3 cr.
FINC493 & FINC494ACG Capstone Experience I & ACG Capstone Experience II3 cr.
Choose the Financial Planning Specialty or three of the following electives: [FN](9 - 10) cr.
ACCT302Intermediate Accounting II4 cr.
FINC222Behavioral Finance3 cr.
FINC230Financial Planning and Insurance3 cr.
FINC301Retirement Plan/Employee Benefits3 cr.
FINC310Real Estate Finance3 cr.
FINC401Estate Planning3 cr.
Financial Planning Specialty [FFP](15) cr.
ACCT316Federal Taxation II3 cr.
FINC222Behavioral Finance3 cr.
FINC230Financial Planning and Insurance3 cr.
FINC301Retirement Plan/Employee Benefits3 cr.
FINC401Estate Planning3 cr.
Open Electives0-6 cr.