The B.B.A. program in finance provides students with a high-quality liberal arts based educational foundation to either secure entry level finance positions in local, regional, or national organizations or to continue studies at the masters level. More information is available on-line using the tabs below. A printable program map is also available for download.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.
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The finance program consists of seven upper-level courses (21 hours) in the department designated as major courses and a three-hour capstone course in strategic management which is required of all B.B.A. programs. Three required courses in finance are Intermediate Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, and Bank Management. There are three finance selectives, one accounting course in either financial statement analysis or management accounting. Finance selectives include courses in international finance, problems in corporate finance, portfolio management, and derivative markets. An internship course is also available to those students who secure a qualifying internship.
Method of Delivery
Partially online: Courses below the 4000 level are available online.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 120
This program may be earned more than 50% online but not entirely online - multiple campus visits are required (varying by course).
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with less fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Choose either ACCT 4202 OR ACCT 3232
Choose three (3) FINC Selectives from the list below. At least 2 of these MUST be FINC:
FINC 4521, FINC 4532, FINC 4542, FINC 4571, FINC 4585, ACCT 3212, ACCT 3251, ECON 3460, ECON 4410, ECON 4440, ECON 4450
Choose one (1) International Selective:
FINC 4521, ECON 4450, MGNT 4625, MKTG 4866
Guidelines for Admittance
Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: Freshman; Adult Learners; Transfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; Auditor; Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking
Undergraduate Priority Deadlines
Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15
Admission Process Checklist
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Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.
Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.
Finance-Specific Learning Goals and Objectives
LG4 Possess a basic knowledge of finance
LO4.1 Understand the principles and practices common to corporate finance, investments, and banking.
BBA Learning Goals and Objectives
To accomplish this mission, the faculty members are committed to educate students, who, upon graduation, will:
LG1 Communicate effectively.
LO1.1 Students will produce professional quality business documents.
LO1.2 Students will make a professional presentation.
LG2 Apply basic quantitative skills to business problems.
LO2.1 Students will construct and interpret tabular and graphical methods of presenting qualitative and
LO2.2 Students will use spreadsheet software to evaluate and use the results of regression models.
LO2.3 Students will solve and interpret quantitative business models using spreadsheet software.
LG3 Use information technology to solve business problems.
LO3.1 Students will effectively use a word processing program.
LO3.2 Students will effectively use a spreadsheet program.
LO3.3 Students will effectively use a presentation program.
LG4 Possess a basic knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, the legal environment
of business, management, and marketing.
LO4.1 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of accounting, economics, finance, the legal environment of busines, management, and marketing.
LG5 Understand how ethical decision-making and globalization affect organizations.
LO5.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze issues and situations having ethical implications for business.
LO5.2 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of international economic and business concepts.
LG6 Utilize general and managment-specific knowledge and skills in the analysis of business and
LO6.1 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of relevant costs for decision making.
LO6.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the current situation of an organization and to develop a plan to ensure organizational viability.