Sep 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Finance, B.B.A.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6091

Program Description

There is a broad range of intellectual challenges within the field of finance which integrates and applies principles and concepts drawn from accounting, economics, business operations, and quantitative analysis in a global business environment. Finance is an analytical discipline dealing with the acquisition and distribution of funds, financial statement analysis, security analysis, risk assessment, valuation of assets and liabilities, functioning of financial markets, and management of investments, acquisitions, funds, assets, liabilities, risk, businesses, and financial institutions.

The program in finance prepares students for careers as bankers, financial managers, stockbrokers, financial analysts, portfolio managers, financial consultants, investment bankers, and financial planners. Students are also well prepared for graduate study in law and business.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Coles B.B.A programs is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements, outlined below. In order to be able to take upper-division courses in Finance and graduate with a Finance B.B.A., all business majors must successfully

  • Complete BUSA 2150
  • Meet the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement
  • Be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program. in order to be approved to take upper-division business courses and graduate with a B.B.A. degree. Admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. In addition, all business majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all business courses counted toward their degree.

View the special admission, progression, and graduation requirements of the Coles College of Business.  

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.     

Specific General Education Core Curriculum Requirements for This Major:


Area A2: MATH 1111  or higher

Major Requirements (51 Credit Hours)


Major Field Requirements (9 Credit Hours)


Major Field Electives (15 Credit Hours)*


Business Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Nine hours of credit from upper-division (3000-4000 level) course offerings outside the Major, but inside the Coles College of Business. FIN courses cannot be used here. (A maximum of nine hours of credit in Finance Co-Ops and Internships may be used in this area. Co-Ops and Internships cannot be used in any other area.) See a Coles Staff Advisor before taking MGT courses to count here - some MGT courses cannot be used here.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


*Guidance for Selecting Major Field Electives:


If you are interested in a particular area of Finance, following are some suggested courses related to two areas of specialization: Capital Markets and Corporate Finance:

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