BBA, Business Administration, Finance

  • BBA business finance

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance prepares students for new job and advancement opportunities in today’s dynamic, global business environment through innovative and career-relevant curriculum.  Brandman University’s bachelor’s degree in business finance is available online or as a blended program at many campuses throughout California and Washington. Students will develop business fundamentals as part of their core curriculum while they take classes on topics such as financial management, investments, international finance, and capital markets. Students completing their on-campus or online degrees in finance will have strong understandings of the role that financial management has in maximizing the value of corporations. Participants will understand the merits of various types of investments and will be able to analyze the risks that investors face.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1], “a growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth in the financial industry.” An online degree in business with a concentration in finance will prepare students for dynamic careers in this in-demand field.  To learn more about online classes, admissions requirements, and flexible start dates at Brandman University please check out  For those students who want to explore more degree options, Brandman offers an accounting degree online, business degree in marketing, and many other degree programs.

What Jobs Can I Get with my Degree?

Potential positions for new finance graduates include financial analysts, personal financial advisors, accountants, auditors, and compliance officers. All of these jobs are rated in the list of Top 20 Best Business Jobs for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report[2]. Most finance graduates will take jobs in the financial sector and insurance business, but professionals with bachelor’s degrees in business finance will also find competitive salaries and rewarding careers in government, corporate management, manufacturing, and credit intermediation. In fact the Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that career opportunities for financial specialists are expected to grow by 16% through 2022. Careers as compliance officers are particularly attractive as they are in high demand, with about 11,000 positions expected to be created through 2022[3], and offer low unemployment rates. These individuals ensure that organizations follow important policies and regulatory requirements.

Overall, students who achieve their bachelor’s degrees in business finance online will be prepared for a number of traditional and nontraditional jobs in this up-and-coming industry. Brandman’s career-focused degree path meets the demands of both professionals looking to advance their careers and employers seeking talented college graduates who can manage their portfolios and reach business objectives.  Choosing an accredited school (and challenging course schedule) can pay major dividends down the road as companies are always searching for the best qualified candidates. Learn more about getting an MBA in finance at Brandman University.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent.
  2. Completed application package. Applications are available online.
  3. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
  4. For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 30 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.


Lower-Division Core Requirements

ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCU 202 Principles of Accounting II 3
CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Credits 18


Upper-Division Core Requirements

ACCU 360 Financial Statement Analysis 3
COMU 410 Organizational Communication 3
FINU 305 Business Finance 3
MGTU 301 Principles of Management 3
MGTU 310 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGTU 400 Global Environment of Business 3
MGTU 315 Operations Management 3
MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing 3
OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics 3
OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations 3
MGTU 410 Strategic Management (Core Capstone Course) 3
Total Credits 33

Prior to enrolling in the capstone course (MGTU 410), all courses in the BBA core must be completed; one core course may be taken concurrently. Formulating and implementing strategies using content from all core classes is emphasized


Finance Emphasis

FINU 417 Intermediate Financial Management 3
FINU 421 Investments 3
FINU 430 Financial Institutions 3
Select four courses from the following:
ACCU 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCU 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCU 401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCU 439 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCU 452 Income Taxation 3
ACCU 460 Auditing 3
ENTU 410 Financing the Small Business 3
FINU 410 International Finance 3
FINU 494 Selected Topics in Finance 3
Total Credits 21
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