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Finance (B.B.A.)

Understanding an organization’s finances is critical to its success. A business degree in finance enables graduates to prepare, provide and present financial analysis to an organization to evaluate positions, profit feasibility, and various other decisions that are influenced by financial position. Finance graduates, because of their understanding of how finance plays in the role of strategic planning, move on into leadership positions in their organizations when a strong leader in financial skills is needed.

The Finance (B.B.A.) provides the necessary technical skills to understand and apply financial principles in an organization and to utilize communication and professional skills to present and develop meaningful relationships with other divisions in the organization.

Admissions Information

Bachelor's degree seeking students may declare a Business major at any point, but must successfully complete an online advising module related to their business major and meet admission requirements prior to enrolling in any advanced 3000/4000 level course.

What can you do with a career in finance?

Graduates may choose to move into positions in an organization in finance or be more entrepreneurial and pursue positions in financial planning. Just some of the fields our finance graduates move into include:

  • Stock and bonds
  • Insurance
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Real estate
  • Banking and loans
  • Credit markets
  • Asset acquisition
  • Raising capital to start a business
  • Forecasting
  • Financial analysis
  • Cash management
  • Retirement planning

A business degree in finances in the Mike Cottrell College of Business offers instruction in financial management, financial markets and institutions and financial planning to prepare students for careers in both the public and private sectors. By selecting a career in finance, graduates may even choose to work independently or within a team environment.

Student Life

Beta Alpha Psi is the international honorary and service organization for accounting and finance students. Beta Alpha Psi provides (a) opportunities for developing technical and professional skills to complement the business curriculum within the Mike Cottrell College of Business, (b) participation in University community and regional community service, and (c) extensive interaction among students, faculty, and financial information professionals.

Members must attain and maintain a cumulative major and overall GPA of at least 3.0 and engage regularly in professional development and community service activities. Beta Alpha Psi events are open to all students.

Participation in Beta Alpha Psi events allow students to earn the meritorious Certificate of Professional Development in the Mike Cottrell College of Business even if they do not meet the GPA requirements for full Beta Alpha Psi membership.

For more information on the University of North Georgia Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, contact faculty advisor Ms. Martha Merritt.

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