Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Finance
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 your Academic Advisor.
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
- Wealth Management
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’s degree through the combination degree program. Combination degree students may apply select master’s courses to their bachelor’s degree requirements. Students who complete the combination degree enhance their marketability and develop valuable industry relationships.
For more information, please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor and consult the Master of Science in Finance, Master of International Business, Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management, MS Marketing Program, or Master of Science in Real Estate program website.
Career Opportunities and Internships
From large international corporations to small entrepreneurial startups, organizations of all size hire finance majors. 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
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.