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BSBA in Finance

Program Highlights

The online BSBA program in Finance at VIU prepares students to examine the decision-making process and the role of markets in the allocation of both real and financial resources through an integration of finance and business economics. Students will explore both theoretical and applied concepts in the related fields of corporate finance, investments, speculative and financial markets, real estate, banking, industrial organization, and public policy toward business. Balanced emphasis is placed on both primary theory and its application to business problems. Our professors are experts in the finance, business, and management fields, and they use their practical experiences to help our students be successful beyond the classroom.

Degree at a Glance

The online BSBA in Finance program at VIU consists of 40 courses (120 credits). In addition to taking the twelve (12) General Education Core courses (36 credits), students will also take eight (8) Foundational Core courses (24 credits), ten (10) Professional Core course (30 credits), six (6) concentration courses (18 credits), and four (4) elective courses (12 credits). All concentration courses should be taken during the third and fourth years of study. Some of these concentration courses may be replaced with elective courses. Elective course offerings may vary from semester to semester and are subject to change without prior notice.

CONCENTRATION COURSES – BSBA IN FINANCE
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BUSS 314 Corporate Finance 3
BUSS 420 Introduction to Investment Banking 3
BUSS 430 Financial Analysis and Valuations 3
BUSS 444 International Finance 3
ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 208 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Total Concentration Courses 18
MANDATORY COURSES: (7 Courses - 21 Credit Hours)
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
GEC 101 English Composition 3
GEC 103 Oral Communications Skills 3
ENG 145 Academic Writing 3
MATH 101 Pre-Calculus 3
MATH 151 Calculus I 3
GEC 108 Business English 3
GEC 140 Introduction to Humanities 3
 Total Credits Required 21
SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSES: (3 Courses - 9 Credit Hours)
Course Code Course Name Credits
GROUP A (Pick 1 Course - 3 Credit Hours)
GEC 130 Psychology 3
GEC 131 Sociology 3
GEC 132 Philosophy 3
  Total Credits Required 3
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
GROUP B (Pick 2 Courses - 6 Credit Hours)
GEC 110 World History 3
GEC 112 World Geography 3
GEC 114 Comparative Government 3
  Total Credits Required 6
LABORATORY SCIENCES COURSES: (Pick 2 Courses - 6 Credit Hours)
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
GEC 120 General Chemistry 3
GEC 122 Physics 3
GEC 124 General Biology 3
GEC 126 Geology 3
  Total Credits Required 6
FOUNDATION CORE COURSES (8 COURSES – 24 CREDIT HOURS)
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
CAR 100 Career Planning and Development 3
COMP 124 Information Technology 3
COMP 127 Office Applications 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial  Accounting 3
STAT 200 Introduction to Statistics 3
BUSS 210 Introduction to Business 3
BUSS 301 Principles of Management 3
BUSS 302 Principles of Marketing 3
Total Foundation Core Courses 24
PROFESSIONAL CORE COURSES (10 COURSES - 30 CREDIT HOURS)
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems 3
BUSS 303 Principles of Finance 3
BUSS 307 Business Law I 3
BUSS 312 Organizational Theory & HR Management 3
BUSS 406 Operations Management 3
BUSS 407 Political & Social Environment of Business 3
BUSS 480 Senior Business Research Project 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total Professional Core Courses 30

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (4 COURSES -12 CREDIT HOURS)

Students are required to take four (4) elective courses. The courses can be selected from other BSBA concentrations, the School of Computer Information Systems concentration core courses (with the permission of the Dean of SCIS), or the courses listed below.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BUSS 470 Business Law II 3
BUSS 348 Public Relations 3
LANG 244 Foreign Language I 3
LANG 245 Foreign Language II 3
BUSS 165 Small Business Management 3
BUSS 260 Internship Level I 3
BUSS 261 Internship Level II 3
BUSS 456 Project Management 3
BUSS 360 Internship Level III 3
BUSS 460 Internship Level IV 3
Total Elective Courses 12