Finance - B.B.A.

General Information

Degree & Major: Finance - B.B.A.
College Name: Terry College of Business
Department Name: Finance
Laura Nelson
Academic Advisor II
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Jill Hopkins
Academic Advisor I
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Jeremy Jackson
Academic Advisor I
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Olivia Myers
Academic Advisor I
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The study of Finance develops an understanding of financial decisions made by corporations and how capital markets work. Students are provided with the skills and knowledge to value cash flows and assets, analyze the financial performance of firms, determine strategies to enhance the value of the firm, and understand financial innovations in domestic and international capital markets.

The program combines coursework in financial management, investment analysis, financial institutions and markets, and international finance to prepare students for positions with major corporations, small business firms, brokerage firms, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, other financial institutions, accounting and consulting firms, and government agencies.

Students are expected to complete coursework in financial management, investment analysis, and international finance.

Career Opportunities: Management training positions in various non-financial firms as well as financial services firms such as banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, etc.; investment banking, retail brokerage; finance positions in small firms.
Special Requirements: No Finance student is permitted to repeat a major Finance course more than once in order to achieve a grade of C or better, nor is a Finance student permitted to repeat more than two major Finance courses.

Grades of 2.0 in the following are required for B.B.A. degree certification: ENGL 1101 and 1102 combined, major courses, business cumulative GPA, and the UGA cumulative GPA.
Scholarships: Bank of America Scholarship awarded annually.
Internships: Finance students can earn three hours credit by completing an internship with a firm or with a government agency and preparing an in-depth research paper relating to finance. Students are responsible for contacting the firm or agency and setting up the internship, which can be paying or non-paying, and must be at least a 30-hour work week. No other courses may be taken for credit at the same time.
Student Organizations: Finance Society:
Available Graduate Programs: PhD, MBA