BSBA in Finance

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in Finance is a 120-credit program designed for students who are either employed in or plan to enter banking or finance industry. 

What You Will Learn in the BSBA Degree in Finance

The BSBA in Finance program focuses on:

  • Investments
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Financial management of organizations

All students must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the BSBA in Finance degree program and validates the students' knowledge.

BSBA in Finance Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. Mathematics 6
F. General Education Electives 14-17
II. Professional Business Requirements 36
  • Financial Accounting
(3)
  • Managerial Accounting
(3)
  • Business Law
(3)
  • Principles of Management
(3)
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
(3)
  • Introduction to Marketing
(3)
  • Principles of Finance
(3)
  • Business in Society or International Management
(3)
  • Macroeconomics
(3)
  • Microeconomics
(3)
  • Business/Managerial Communications
(3)
  • Strategic Management
(3)
III. Area of Study: Finance 18
  • Financial Institutions and Markets OR Money and Banking
  • International Finance
  • Advanced Financial Management/Corporation Finance
  • Advanced Security Analysis and Portfolio Management OR Investments II
  • Business Forecasting
  • Commercial Banking
  • Capital Budgeting Management
  • Capital Structure Management
  • Derivatives
  • Mathematical Analysis of Financial Decisions
  • Risk Management
  • Working Capital Management
 
IV. Electives 6
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSBA Degree in Finance and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 6
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State College courses and/or exams.

The major area of study in Finance is designed for students who are either employed in or plan to be employed in banking or other financial institutions, stock brokerage firms, in the financial services industry and in the financial division of major organizations. Finance is broadly defined to include financial markets and institutions, investments and the financial management of organizations.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Consumer Finance, Personal Finance or Personal Investments cannot be included in the major area of study.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College’s own course offering of Guided Study, Online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 4: Thomas Edison State College examination refers to the College’s own exam program—TECEP®.

Note 5: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.