Finance

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Finance

Capitalize on your education! With your Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree from Ashford University, you will discover how to measure and secure the efficient use of financial resources. You will gain an understanding of financial analysis, financial management, and financial systems, and simultaneously build your skills in long-range financial planning and implementation. This degree will prepare you for employment in a variety of business fields, including credit management, trust administration, banking, real estate, corporate financial management, risk management and insurance, and securities sales and management.

Program Outcomes
Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts in Finance program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills including the ability to analyze business and financial conditions;
  • Apply financial theories to conduct financial analysis;
  • Understand how to measure and achieve the efficiency use of financial resources;
  • Evaluate the political, social, legal, regulatory, and technological issues in the context of micro and macro-finance; and
  • Understand the business as an integrated system including the relations among the functional areas, and the application of long-range planning, implementation and control systems.

Program Requirements

  • Total Minimum Credits Required: 120 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 49 credits
  • Major Requirements: 45 credits
  • Electives: 26 credits

Major Course Requirements (45 credits):
MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
PHI 402 Business Ethics (3 credits)
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
BUS 215 Personal Financial Management (3 credits)
MAT 332 Applied Statistics (3 credits)
ECO 316 Financial Institutions & Markets (3 credits)
BUS 323 Risk Management & Insurance (3 credits)
BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)
BUS 405 Principles of Investments (3 credits)
BUS 450 International Finance (3 credits)
BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy (3 credits)

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Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation

Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation


Information regarding cohort retention, persistence, and graduation data for campus Bachelor’s degree-level students can be found at the following link: Campus Bachelor's Data. Additional disaggregated views of cohort retention, persistence, and graduation for students in all degree levels and modalities are also available.