Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The curriculum for finance majors (BSBA-FIN) is designed for students who want to develop financial decision-making skills. Finance majors learn how individuals and organizations raise money and capital, and how to effectively allocate resources among various investment opportunities. Following graduation, finance majors pursue a variety of careers, including: investment banking, corporate finance, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and other fields in financial services. Finance graduates also frequently pursue graduate studies in business, law, and public administration.
Students pursuing a BSBA-FIN must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. For information about the required coursework please visit UF's Finance Major page or schedule an appointment with one of our finance major Academic Advisors and Career Coaches.
- Renee Clark (renee.clark at warrington.ufl.edu) (last names A-M)
- Bernadine Thomas (bernadine.thomas at warrington.ufl.edu) (last names N-Z)
Useful Minors and Electives
Finance majors are encouraged to enhance their education by pursuing industry related minors and choosing targeted electives. While all minors and electives offer educational benefits there are some that are particularly useful for finance majors, such as:
- Actuarial Science
- Foreign Languages
- Information Systems
- Real Estate
For information about the required courses for these and other UF minors, consult the undergraduate catalog’s undergraduate minors page.
- ECO 3101 (Intermediate Microeconomics)
- ECO 3203 (Intermediate Macroeconomics)
- ENT 3003 (Principles of Entrepreneurship)
- ENT 4934 (Special Topics)
- GEB 3213 (Professional Writing in Business)
- GEB 3218 (Professional Speaking in Business)
- ISM 4113 (Business Systems Design and Applications)
- ISM 4210 (Database Management)
- ISM 4220 (Business Data Communications)
- ISM 3254 (Business Systems 1)
- ISM 3255 (Business Systems 2)
- ISM 4330 (Information Systems and Operations Strategy)
- QMB 4701 (Managerial Operations Analysis 1)
- QMB 4702 (Managerial Operations Analysis 2)
- REE 3043 (Real Estate Analysis)
Exceptional finance majors interested in furthering their financial knowledge may pursue a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) through the combined degree program. Combined degree students may apply select master’s courses to their bachelor’s degree requirements. While the MSF program is rigorous, students who complete the combined degree enhance their marketability and develop valuable industry relationships.
Finance majors interested in international business or information systems and operations management may also pursue a Master of International Business (MIB) or the Master of Science in Information Systems through combined degree programs. Like the MSF, these programs allow students to apply select master’s level courses to their bachelor’s degree.
For more information, please schedule an appointment with a Heavener School of Business Academic Advisor and Career Coach and consult the MSF, MIB, or MSISOM program website.
Internships and Career Outlook
From large international corporations to small entrepreneurial startups, organizations of all size hire finance majors. According to the 2012 National Association of Colleges and Employers annual survey, finance ranked first out of all majors employers hire. Students interested in learning more about internship or full-time opportunities available to finance majors should utilize the following resources:
- School of Business Academic Advising and Career Coaching
- Career and Academic Peer Mentors
- Career Resource Center
- Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
Career Opportunities in Finance
Students who pursue careers in finance have a variety of options. Among the most popular career opportunities are:
- Investment Banking
- Asset Management
- Securities Analysis
- Risk Management
- Financial Consulting
- Commercial Banking
- Mergers and Acquisitions
For more information about opportunities in finance, please schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor and Career Coach.
Opportunities for Involvement and Leadership in Finance
The Warrington College of Business provides numerous opportunities for involvement and leadership. By participating in student organizations, students gain valuable leadership skills and network with faculty, alumni, and recruiters. Students interested in organizations focused on finance should consider:
- Student Finance Group
- Student Investment Club
- Gator Student Investment Fund
- Warrington Finance Scholars
For more information about these and all Warrington student organizations, please visit our Business Student Organization page.