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Degree Title

Bachelor of Business Administration

Apply by:

Nov. 15

To begin:

Jan. 07

Overview

FIU Online offers a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance track, a fully online program designed to prepare you to pursue a career or graduate studies in business, banking, corporate finance or investments. You’ll learn the latest technology in the field, and enhance your ability to gather and analyze financial information quickly and effectively.

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The Finance track emphasizes solid theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of banking, corporate finance, investments, portfolio management, financial risk management, financial engineering, financial institutions and markets, and international finance.

 

  • Why Apply?

    Students with a finance major learn the analytical and managerial skills that are essential to any business career. The FIU fully online bachelor's finance program teaches students to apply principles and tools from mathematics, statistics, economics and accounting to financial decision-making. The major provides a solid foundation in techniques of money management, including analysis and risk management. You'll graduate with the tools, knowledge and critical thinking skills to pursue a career in finance or post-graduate studies in all areas of business.


    Degree Objectives

    Upon completion of the program, students should be able to independently:

    • Identify the functions of financial markets and institutions and examine their impact on the level of interest rates and interest rate differentials.

    • Investigate advanced time value of money concepts and extend these concepts to mortgage mathematics, commercial mathematics, and capital budgeting.

    • Explore the international integration of financial markets and analyze implications for financial managers.

    • Examine the nature of the commercial banking business. Ascertain the measures of bank return and risk performance and how they are applied to bank valuation decisions and management performance assessment.

    • Identify and analyze derivative instruments and strategies used by investors and corporations to hedge financial risks. Emphasis will be placed on identification of financial risk and designing optimal risk management strategies.

    • Determine and analyze the appropriate measures of risk and return for various financial instruments. Understand the mechanics and regulation of financial securities exchanges and determine how the value of stocks, bonds, and securities are calculated.


    Industry Statistics

    There are a variety of careers open to graduates with a finance degree. Nearly every type of business needs someone with specialized financial knowledge. Rewarding and interesting job opportunities include corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, insurance and real estate.

    Financial analysts evaluate investment opportunities, and with a growing range of financial products, employment of financial analysts is expected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020. In 2010, the median annual wage of financial analysts was $74,350, and the top 10 percent in the industry earned more than $141,700. (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Demand for personal financial advisors is also expected to increase, with the large number of baby boomers approaching retirement seeking financial planning advice. In 2010, the median annual wage of personal financial advisors was $64,750, with a projected growth in employment of 32 percent from 2010 to 2020. (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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  • Courses

    A total of 120 credits are required for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Students must complete 60 credit hours of lower division course work (including the business pre-core courses) and 60 credit hours of upper division course work divided between business core courses and a combination of major courses and electives.


    Pre-Core Courses

    To smoothly progress to junior and senior level courses in the College of Business, you must complete all business pre-core requirements listed below with a minimum grade of “C” or higher (21 Credit Hours):

    • ACG 2021 Accounting for Decisions

    • ACG 3301 Accounting for Planning and Control

    • CGS 2100 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Business or CGS 2060 Introduction to Microcomputers

    • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics

    • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics

    • STA 2023 Statistics for Business and Economics

    • MAC 2233 Calculus for Business


    Business Core Courses

    The Bachelor of Business Administration program requires students to complete the upper division business core courses listed below with a minimum grade of “C” or higher:

    • BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business

    • ISM 3011 Introduction to Information Systems Management

    • COM 3150 Advanced Communication for Business

    • FIN 3403 Financial Management

    • MAN 3025 Organization and Management

    • MAN 4504 Operations Management or QMB 4680 Operations Analysis

    • MAN 4720 Strategic Management

    • MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing

    • QMB 3200 Application of Quantitative Methods in Business


    Major Courses

    • FIN 3414 Intermediate Finance

    • FIN 4324 Commercial Bank Management

    • FIN 4303 Financial Markets and Institutions

    • FIN 4502 Securities Analysis

    • FIN 4604 International Financial Management or FIN 4634 International Banking

    • FIN 4486 Financial Risk Management-Financial Engineering

    • FIN/REE elective (3 credits)

    NOTE: Not all electives are offered every term, please verify with your business advisor or online at my.fiu.edu (class search).


    Electives

    Four upper division business electives.

    Talk to an advisor in order to obtain list of qualified electives in any specific semester.

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  • Requirements

    To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.



    FIU Admission Requirements

    Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.


    Steps to Apply

    Freshman Students

     Please submit the following:

    • Online application

    • $30 application fee.

    • Official SAT or ACT scores.

    • Official high school transcripts.


    Transfer Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application

    • $30 application fee.

    • Official college transcripts.

    • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


    International Students

    In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

    • Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).

    • NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.

    • If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.


    Program Admission Requirements (Effective Fall 2016)

    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all lower division courses and upper division non-business courses (including transfer coursework)

    • For continuing FIU and transfer students the GPA earned for ALL business pre-core courses must be 2.5.

    • Completion of either (a) all UCC requirements and 60 lower division credits, or (b) an Associate of Arts (AA) from a Florida accredited institution.

    • All transfer students must also complete the Math Placement Assessment for Incoming Students. The results from that assessment are utilized to guide students for placement in appropriate mathematics courses.

    • For transfer students who have not successfully completed college-level mathematics courses, results determine appropriate mathematics enrollment. Students transferring in college-level mathematics courses should use their results to assess (a) readiness for remaining mathematics courses and (b) readiness for upper-division Business Core Courses in finance and quantitative methods.


    Admission Documents

    To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:

    
Florida International University
    
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    P.O. Box 659003

    Miami, FL 33265-9003

    USA



    FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

    • Faster (All FL public institutions)

    • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)

    • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

    *Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

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  • Tuition

    We’re thrilled that you’re considering online education and want you to know exactly what to expect for tuition and fees. Education is an investment in your future. Use the following student tuition and fees calculator to determine your costs.

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  • Top Faculty

    Wendy Gelman

    Deanne Butchey
    Dr. Butchey is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance. Before joining FIU, she was an Investment Banker and Financial Services Stock Research Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in their Toronto offices. Prior to this, she was a stockbroker at Scotia McLeod and Merrill Lynch in Toronto. Dr. Butchey is also a faculty advisor to ENACTUS @ FIU, a student organization that facilitates collaborations of students and community partners through social entrepreneurship projects that stimulate economic advancement.

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Highlights

  • Fully Online Degree
  • Every online undergraduate student is paired with a success coach
  • Demand for financial analysts expected to grow
  • Program starts: Fall, Spring, Summer
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