Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance

Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance (BSBA-F) degree program offers students the foundational knowledge and skills to begin a career in business finance. Building on our core Business Administration curriculum, a concentration in finance focusses specifically on theories and practices related to financial accounting, investment allocation and risk management. Students in this program will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of marketing, international business practices, and international finance. The curriculum is ACBSP-accredited and covers a wide range of topics including banking, analytics, and business development.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Classes start

  • Total Credits 

    180
  • Program Availability

    Online | Denver | Colorado Springs

Program Details

Program Outline
Courses
Related Degrees
Tuition
Ways to Save
Outcomes
  • Program Outline

    CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance degree program includes 180 total credit hours of required instruction. These include 66 hours of general education courses, 86 hours of core business administration courses, and an additional 28 hours of concentration credits. In total, the BSBA-F degree consists of:

    General Education: Students must complete CTU’s general Bachelor of Science education course requirements. This coursework is designed to help provide students with a wealth of fundamental knowledge across a range of disciplines, including math, science, history and writing. General education courses include Technical and Professional Writing, Algebra for Business, Environmental Science and Sustainability, and more.

    Core Education: The core Bachelor of Science in Business Administration coursework is designed to provide a foundation of essential business administration concepts, theories and practices. Core education courses in the program include Accounting, Global Managerial Economics, Business Law, and Spreadsheet Applications. Students will also complete a Business Capstone where they will apply their core knowledge to an issue impacting their industry or specific area of interest.

    Concentration: Students who pursue a BSBA - Finance degree will take an additional 38 hours of 300 or 400-level courses relevant to this specific area of concentration. This part of the curriculum addresses industry-relevant theories and real-world financial practices. Courses under the Finance concentration include Financial Statement Analysis, Money and Capital Markets, Investments, Risk Management and more.

  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    or
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
     
    ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics4.5
    ECON212Principles of Microeconomics4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
     
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
    or
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
     
    LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life4.5
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    MATH301Data Driven Statistics4.5
    MATH451Data Driven Decision Making4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
     
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    or
    HUMNELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201Accounting I4
    ACCT202Accounting II4
    BADM440Research Design Methods and Applications4
    ECON310Global Managerial Economics4
    FINC225Financial Statement Analysis4
    HRMT215Management of Human Resources4
    HRMT440Managing Organizational Change4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    MGM255Management Fundamentals4
    MGM316International Business Communications4
    MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles4
    MGM355International Business Practices4
    MGM365The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business4
    MGMT235Business Law I4
    MGMT345Operations Management4
    MGMT455Business Policies and Strategies4
    MGMT495Business Capstone4
    MKTG225Introduction to Marketing4
    MPM210Introduction to Project Management6
    SCM210Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management4
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    Total Credit Hours:86
    Courses: Finance Concentration
    ACC340Financial Accounting4
    FINC310Money and Capital Markets4
    FINC320Investments4
    FINC330Risk Management4
    FINC400Financial Management4
    FINC410Corporate Finance4
    FINC420International Finance4
    Total Credit Hours:28

    Total Credit Hours: 180

  • Related Degrees

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

    View our tuition resources page for links to information on our civilian and military student tuition, books and fees.

    Calculator icon Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date
  • Ways to Save

    Ways to Save

    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    Graduates of CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance degree program should be equipped to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and application of financial management
    • Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace
    • Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and statistics to make effective decisions
    • Evaluate ways in which monetary & fiscal policy can influence a nation's economic goals of achieving full employment and controlling inflation
    • Recognize the functions and roles performed by financial markets and institutions particularly as they relate to the flow of funds from lenders to borrowers within the global financial system

    These financial skills can be applied to wide range of industries. Students who complete the degree program may consider a number of different careers including1 :

    • Business Analyst
    • Program Manager
    • Management Analyst
    • Store Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Production Manager

Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
-- Select Campus above --

 

Employment Rates:

Select a campus for rate information.

 

- Graduation Rate

Select a campus for rate information.

Learn More 

Need help choosing the right degree program?

Request Information Chat Now

Click here to learn more about the US News recognition and prestigious ranking for Colorado Technical University’s online programs.

1http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.