BBA Finance

For this area of specialization, students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in BUAD 3040 as well as their FINA courses and complete a total of 7 courses/21 hours in the area of specialization. Neither FINA 2000 nor FINA 3060 may count toward credit for the FINA major.

Required Courses
FINA 3480Investments3
FINA 4080Intermediate Financial Management3
FINA 4090Financial Markets And Institutions3
Select one of the following:3
Financial Modeling with Excel
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
Fixed Income Securities
Derivatives Securities and Markets
Advanced Financial Management
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
International Business Finance
Risk Management
Financial Modeling with Excel 1
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management 1
Fixed Income Securities 1
Derivatives Securities and Markets 1
Student Managed Portfolio 2
Advanced Financial Management 1
Seminar In Finance
Finance Internship 2

If not selected as a required course.


With departmental approval.

Early admission/bridge program – BBA-MBA

Undergraduate students accepted in the BBA-MBA option will be admitted to the MBA program and allowed to complete up to three graduate level classes (nine credit hours) during their final academic year of undergraduate studies. Students admitted into the pipeline program must apply for admission to the College of Graduate Studies for the semester that they intend to matriculate. They will then continue in the MBA program upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements. The graduate coursework (up to nine hours) may be applied to completion of both undergraduate and MBA degree requirements. The following provisions apply for classes taken for graduate credit: 1) graduate classes taken at The University of Toledo only after the student is accepted in the MBA joint program, 2) only BUAD 6100, BUAD 6300, BUAD 6400, BUAD 6500, BUAD 6800 may be included in the approved nine semester hours of graduate credit taken as an undergraduate. 3) Up to 9 credit hours of graduate business courses can be used toward the 3000/4000-level business electives or extra hours toward their BBA.  However, they may not count any of those 9 credit hours toward any specific undergraduate major or minor requirements, nor may they count toward any required undergraduate business core requirements (i.e., no BUAD-designated courses). Students must have at the time of application 1) a minimum of 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average that will include undergraduate credits earned at other institutions and transferred to UT, 2) undergraduate advisor's approval, and 3) graduate advisor’s approval. Students interested in the joint BBA / MBA program must submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) a completed graduate admission application, 3) at least 2 letter(s) of recommendation from faculty members. After successful completion of the application process, students will apply to the graduate program.

Below is a sample plan of study. Please see pre-business/lower division requirements BBA plan for terms one through four and additional information. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.

Accrediting Body: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermHours
BUAD 1000 Orientation For Business Students 1
BUAD 1010 Introduction To Business 3
ENGL 1110 College Composition I 3
Social Science Core 1 3
Mathematics Core 5 3
Arts/Humanities Core 1 3
Second Term
BUAD 1020 Micro-Computer Applications In Business 3
ENGL 2960 Professional and Business Writing 3
ECON 1150 Principles Of Macroeconomics 3
Natural Sciences Core 1 3
Natural Sciences Laboratory 1 1
Diversity of US 1 3
Third Term
BUAD 2000 Career Development I 1
BUAD 2020 Information Technology Management 3
BUAD 2030 Executive Communication Essentials 3
BUAD 2040 Financial Accounting Information 3
BUAD 2060 Business Statistics 3
ECON 1200 Principles Of Microeconomics 3
Fourth Term
BUAD 2050 Accounting For Business Decision-Making 3
BUAD 2070 Business Analytics 3
BUAD 2080 Global Environment Of Business 3
Natural Science Core 1 3
Arts/Humanities Core 1 3
Fifth Term
BUAD 3000 Career Development II 1
BUAD 3010 Principles Of Marketing 3
BUAD 3020 Principles Of Manufacturing And Service Systems 3
BUAD 3030 Managerial And Behavioral Processes In Organizations 3
BUAD 3040 Principles Of Financial Management 3
Non-US Diversity 1 3
Sixth Term
BUAD 3470 The Legal And Ethical Environment Of Business 3
FINA 3480 Investments 3
FINA 4090 Financial Markets And Institutions 3
Minor/Business Elective 2 3
Minor/Business Elective 2 3
Seventh Term
FINA 4080 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FINA Major Elective 3 3
FINA Major Elective 3 3
BUAD 4020 Senior Business Policy Forum 3
Elective 2
Eighth Term
FINA 4670 Advanced Financial Management 4 3
Elective 3
FINA Major Elective 3 3
Minor/Business Elective 2 3
 Total Hours120

Select from approved University core course work, see degree audit for course selection.


Minor elective or 3000/4000 Business elective if no Business minor is selected.


Finance major elective including internship, see degree audit for course selection.


Select FINA 4670 or other approved senior level elective, see degree audit for course selection. 


Acceptable courses include MATH 1320,  MATH 1340MATH 1730MATH 1750MATH 1760MATH 1850MATH 1860MATH 2450MATH 2460

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