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Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree program at the University of West Alabama offers a comprehensive curriculum that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of finance. Students gain a deep understanding of financial management, investments, risk assessment and financial analysis, as well as the ability to navigate complex financial markets.  

The program combines theoretical foundations with practical applications, enabling students to develop critical thinking, quantitative analysis and decision-making skills. Graduates of the program have a wide range of potential career outcomes, including roles in corporate finance, investment banking, financial consulting, asset management or risk management. They are well-prepared to handle financial challenges, make strategic financial decisions and effectively manage resources. With a strong emphasis on ethical considerations and global financial perspectives, the finance degree program prepares students to excel in a competitive industry and contribute to the financial success of organizations worldwide.

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Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus, Online

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

123 hours

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Sample Courses

FI340 Equity Investments 

3 Credits

Role of securities markets in economic life, with attention to types of securities, purchase and sale of securities, factors influencing market price and the relation of stock speculation to the banking system and general economic conditions. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in FI300. 

FI410 Monetary Theory and Policy  

3 Credits

Analysis of the origin and role of money as well as money supply. The course also examines the effects of monetary policy on the economy using money demand and money supply models. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in FI300. 

FI450 International Financial Statement Analysis 

3 Credits

Analysis of financial statements from a global perspective, with a primary focus on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The tools of financial statement analysis will be used to evaluate companies and ultimately to make decisions regarding debt and equity investments. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in FI 300.  

Career Outlook

Upon completing their Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, students can look toward exciting new career opportunities in the area of Business, including Banking, Investment, Fund Equity Management and Wealth Management, as an Actuary, Budget Analyst, Corporate Finance Executive, Financial Advisor/Planner, Government (Federal and State) Finance Director and more. 

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