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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, B.B.A.

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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.

This program is a part of the Michael J. Coles College of Business .

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

Admission to Coles B.B.A programs is separate from Admissions  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 requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .

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

General Education Core Curriculum 

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) 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 Experiential Learning such as Internships and Co-ops may be used in this area. Experiential Learning such as Internships and Co-ops 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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