The B.S.B.A. in Finance prepares students for professional careers in areas such as corporate financial management, financial institutions management, investments, and financial planning. The program also provides the foundation to pursue the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or the Certified Financial Planning (CFP).

In addition to the general studies requirements, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Studies curriculum. State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program.

The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business.  As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/upper level courses at UWF.  These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.

The College of Business has policies pertaining to acceptance of transfer courses and acceptance of courses completed more than ten years ago.  Students should seek guidance from College of Business advisors on these matters.

A grade of C or better is required on all courses. In addition, students must complete at least 50% of their business courses at UWF.

 College of Business Core
 BUL 3130 Legal Environment of Business 
 FIN 3403 Managerial Finance 
 GEB 3213 Writing for Business: Theory and Practice 
 GEB 3453 Business Ethics and Stakeholder Management 
 GEB 4361 International Business 
 ISM 3011 e-Business Systems Fundamentals 
 MAN 3025 Management Fundamentals 
 MAN 3504 Operations Management 
 MAN 4720 Policy Analysis and Formulation 
 MAR 3023 Marketing Fundamentals 
 Finance specialization
 FIN 3244 Financial Markets and Institutions 
 either FIN 3461 Financial Statement Analysis 
 or ACG 3101 Intermediate Financial Accounting I   
 FIN 4414 Financial Theory and Practice 
 FIN 4424 Problems in Corporate Finance 
 FIN 4504 Investments 
 FIN 4514 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 
 3000/4000 level advisor-approved ACG/ECO/FIN/TAX elective
 3000/4000 level advisor-approved elective

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