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B.B.A. in Finance

The finance major prepares students for careers in financial management, investment brokerage, insurance, and real estate. It also provides an appropriate preparation for students who wish to pursue graduate work in finance or other areas of business.  The finance major additionally offers a concentration in insurance and real estate. The requirements for the finance major are outlined below, with 120 credits needed for the degree.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

(Includes 12 hours of pre-business required courses. See core curriculum requirements)

Business Core Courses (27 credits)

After completion of all pre-business courses, students pursuing a B.B.A. degree are required to take the following courses:

  • ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis with Spreadsheets
  • BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business
  • ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
  • MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGNT 333 - Business Analytics for Decision Making
  • MGNT 357 - Operations Management
  • FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
  • MKTG 340 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGNT 428 - Global Business Strategy

Finance Core Courses (15 credits)

Choose three finance electives from: (9 credits)

(at least one elective must have the FINC prefix)

Electives (18-21 credits)

Graduation Requirements

You must have an overall grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at Radford to graduate with the B.B.A. degree. In addition, you must have at least an overall 2.0 major GPA. For the purpose of computing the major GPA, the major is defined all pre-business and business core courses and the 18-30 hours prescribed for the major by the department. In addition, at least 50 percent of the business courses required for the B.B.A. degree must be taken at Radford University. Business courses are defined as those having the prefix ACTG, BLAW, FINC, MGNT, or MKTG. Those who are earning a business minor must earn a GPA of at least 2.00 in the courses comprising the minor. Courses in a minor are defined under each category. At least 50 percent of the business courses required for a minor must be taken at Radford University.