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Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) designed the online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance for the busy professional currently working in or aspiring to a career in banking, accounting, or tax preparation, ideally in a corporate, non-profit, government, or ministry setting. Flexible, 100% online coursework blends the leadership-driven concepts of MVNU’s standalone BBA degree with greater emphasis on finance and investment topics and the biblical worldview that frames students’ ethical decision-making.

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EST. PROGRAM LENGTH:21 months*
COURSE LENGTH:5 WEEKS
COST PER CREDIT HOUR:$398
CREDIT HOURS:55
TRANSFER CREDITS:All but 30**

*Based on students beginning the program with 56 transferable credit hours and only needing the program-specific classes. Time to completion varies based on individual student circumstances and previous college experience.

**30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.

This degree, named one of the Top 3 Best Online Business Programs in 2018 by Affordable Colleges Online, allows students to select from four extended majors, including Finance. The online bachelor’s in Finance degree applies the BBA’s principles toward high-powered, in-demand roles in finance, investment, and insurance industries. Coursework places emphasis on business and personal finance, markets, risk management, and institutions, introducing students to:

  • How financial institutions work, including asset, liability, and risk management;
  • The securities market, including investment strategies and planning;
  • Advanced financial management concepts, such as capital structure, working capital, financial analysis, and behavioral finance;
  • Financial risk management and the role insurance plays in lessening common business risks; and
  • Personal financial planning, including taxes, savings, credit management, and investment issues.

While the coursework is readily applicable to the business world, the online BBA in Finance further lays the groundwork for students to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the future.

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MVNU's BBA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP Accredited

ONLINE BBA IN FINANCE CURRICULUM

Students considering the Finance extended major must complete at least 120

120

credit hours, which are split between the General Education Core (39 credit hours), upper division coursework (39 credit hours), and BBA in Finance Core coursework (55 credit hours). Depending upon how many previously earned undergraduate credits are transferred, students can complete the program in as few as 21 months.

BBA in Finance Core Curriculum Credit Hours
Personal Development and Research Skills 1
Spreadsheets for Leaders 3
Management and Leadership Techniques 3
Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Business Accounting 3
Business Marketing 3
Business Statistics 3
Business Finance 3
Global Perspectives in Business 3
Business Ethics and Law 3
Managing Human Resources 3
Strategic Planning 3
Investments 3
Financial Markets and Institutions 3
Intermediate Business Finance 3
Risk and Insurance 3
Personal Financial Planning Planning 3

If aspiring toward an MBA, students may allot part of their upper division classes toward graduate-level coursework. Dual-graduate credit allows students to take up to six (6) credit hours of select 6000-level business courses, provided certain GPA requirements are met.

FINANCE CONCENTRATION COURSES

Along with 40 credit hours of traditional business coursework, the online BBA in Finance further includes fifteen (15) credit hours of advanced financial, insurance, and risk management subjects:

Students receive a thorough introduction to the securities market, including specific investment strategies, methods, and techniques for planning a portfolio.

This course covers the structures of financial intermediaries and other institutions. In turn, students become familiar with asset, liability, and risk management; the operations in domestic and international debt markets; and asset securitization.

This advanced financial management course builds upon previously introduced concepts, covering capital structure, long-term financing, capital budgeting, financial analysis, behavioral finance, and working capital.

A more in-depth approach to risk management, this course covers the role of insurance in reducing financial risk exposure. Students learn how to identify various types of financial risks; alternative strategies for mitigating unexpected factors; and the types and amounts of insurance potential clients need to reduce their specific risks. Coursework covers common personal and commercial coverage solutions, including life, property, homeowner’s, auto, liability, medical, and disability insurance.

Examining the personal financial angle, this class covers key financial planning topics. Students become familiar with common tax concepts; how to manage savings, investments, and other liquid accounts; the basics of buying a house; understanding the role of credit; and retirement planning.

CAREERS WITH A BBA IN FINANCE DEGREE

Based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), business and financial occupations are expected to grow 7% on average from 2018 through 2028—faster than for most other industries. Globalization, the improving economy, and increasingly complex tax and regulatory standards are behind this need, and for many entry-level business and finance positions, candidates are expected to have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Across the board, opportunities relevant to the online BBA in Finance appear to be on an upward trajectory:

  • Accountants and Auditors: The BLS identifies 6% growth for these positions across a range of industries.
  • Budget Analysts: All types of industries need business-savvy professionals to streamline and organize company finances.
  • Financial Analysts: Providing guidance on investment decisions, financial analysts are expected to see 6% greater demand over the next decade.
  • Financial Examiners: This occupation—which helps organizations ensure financial compliance—will see a 7% higher demand over the same period.

FINANCIAL AID & PROGRAM COSTS

ONLINE BBA IN FINANCE TUITION

Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$398* 55 $21,857

The cost of tuition additionally includes a $100 Graduation Fee but does not cover the cost of textbooks. Payment must be made no later than the first night of each course.

TUITION GUARANTEE

MVNU bases our award-winning Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) program around the needs of working adults—and we understand that cost is a significant consideration when selecting a degree program. Costs are based on a course-by-course rate—not a flat per-semester fee. With our tuition guarantee, the cost to attend remains the same, semester after semester, assuming you have no gaps in enrollment and continue to progress academically at a satisfactory pace.

FINANCIAL AID

For students looking to earn a BBA in Finance degree online, MVNU presents several financing options. Students are advised to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with their application to have access to the full range of loans and grants. In addition, students who are currently working and eyeing advancement are encouraged to ask their employer about tuition reimbursement. Review all financing options available to undergraduate students.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ONLINE BBA IN FINANCE DEGREE!

The online BBA in Finance degree allows you to complete your bachelor’s and acquire a career-enhancing specialization in the process. To find out more about the program, fill out a request for information form, or after reviewing all requirements, begin your online application.