B.B.A. Finance

Do you enjoy working with accounts and numbers? A B.B.A. Finance prepares you for a future as a financial analyst, advisor, investor or more! 


Career Field

Quality finances are a key aspect of healthy business practices. Graduates with a finance degree can expect to find a variety of jobs. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level.


Job Outlook

Here’s the best part! The job outlook for individuals with finance degrees continues to improve.

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2018 and 2028 there will be a 6% increase in jobs for financial specialists. This means an additional 19,100 job openings will be available due to growth and replacement needs. 
  • Financial analysts and advisors will find about 20,300 new jobs between 2018 and 2028.
  • From 2018-2028, 32,400 new jobs will open up for real estate brokers and sales agents. This will create a need for an additional 104,700 financial managers in the same period. 
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“My experience at Southwestern Adventist University was definitely a rewarding one. With the guidance of phenomenal professors, invested mentors and extracurricular clubs, I evolved tremendously as a young business professional. Initially I chose a finance concentration to best complement my career goals and allow me career flexibility with technical skills. Thanks to my education, I gained a greater perspective of business and delved into the intricacies of finance. My studies provided me with an applicable learning experience through case studies and projects. Classes such as banking, investments and international finance delved into the variety of the finance world in the most exciting way. Now that I’m a professional with a finance role in healthcare, I know my undergraduate degree gave me plenty of opportunities and a way to stand out with my technical skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and effective communication. I feel confident in my overall growth and I attribute my success to a great foundation at SWAU.” - Veronica Garcia-Carvajal, 2019 Finance Graduate working in healthcare

Veronica Carcia-Carvajal


As a professional in the finance career field, you will be able to provide guidance to businesses and individuals looking to make investment decisions and will typically work in an office full-time with the occasional overtime. With hard work and dedication, you can work your way up into a financial management position. 

You can work in fields such as:

  • Banking 
  • Investments
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning


  • Financial Analyst or Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Financial Services Sales Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Cash Manager

Expected employment growth of financial analysts between 2018-2028 

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Business Core Courses
Item #TitleCredits
ACCT 211Accounting Principles 13
ACCT 212Accounting Principles 23
BAUD 202   Introduction to Contemporary Business3
BAUD 211Profiles of Entrepreneurship3
BAUD 270Management Information Systems3
BAUD 301Principles of Management3
BAUD 311Business Law3
BAUD 460Ethics and Business Social Responsibility3
 BAUD 466 or ECON 4013
BAUD 472Business Policies and Strategies3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
ECON 212Microeconomics3
FNCE 321Business Finance3
IBUS 319International Business3
MKTG 343Principles of Marketing3
 Sub-Total Credits45
Finance Comcentration
Item #TitleCredits
ACCT 315Intermediate Accounting I4
 FNCE 303 or FNCE 4223
FNCE 450Working Capital Management
FNCE 455Corporate Finance 3
 Sub-Total Credits13
Finance Core
Item #TitleCredits
 Finance Electives5
 Sub-Total Credits5


Cognate Requirements
**BUAD 317 or COMM 113 may be taken as an alternative to COMM 111 and also fulfill the communication competency requirement.
Item #TitleCredits
COMM 111Speech3
CSIS 106Comprehensive Spreadsheets3
MATH 141     Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
 Sub-Total Credits9

      Total Credits:                                                                                                     72 

Faculty Profiles

Aaron Moses, PhD

Department of Business Administration
AdventHealth Endowed Chair of Business Administrat

Satyanarayana Ramella, PhD

Department of Business & Financial Services
Assistant Vice President

Chanda Santo, MBA

Department of Business Administration
Assistant Professor