B.B.A. in Finance

The finance major prepares students for careers in financial management, investment brokerage, insurance, and real estate. It also provides an appropriate preparation for students who wish to pursue graduate work in finance or other areas of business.  The finance major additionally offers a concentration in insurance and real estate. The requirements for the finance major are outlined below, with 120 credits needed for the degree.

Business Core Courses (42 credit hours)

  • ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 106 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics
  • ACTG 211 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 212 - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
  • ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis with Spreadsheets
  • BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business
  • ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
  • MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGNT 333 - Business Analytics for Decision Making
  • MGNT 357 - Operations Management
  • FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
  • MKTG 340 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGNT 428 - Global Business Strategy

Major Required Courses (15 credits hours)

Finance Major Electives: (9 credit hours)

Choose 3 of the following courses (at least 1 elective must have the FINC prefix)

Free Electives 

  • Varies from 12 to 27 credit hours depending on catalog year

Graduation Requirements 

You must have an overall GPA of at least 2.000 in all courses taken at Radford to graduate with the B.B.A. degree. In addition, you must have at least an overall 2.250 major GPA. For the purpose of computing the major GPA, the major is defined as all business core courses and the 18-30 hours prescribed for the major by the department. In addition, at least 50 percent of the business courses required for the B.B.A. degree must be taken at Radford University. Business courses are defined as those having the prefix ACTG, BLAW, COBE, ECON, ENTR, FINC, MGNT, or MKTG.