Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance

Sullivan's on-campus and online Business Administration Degree with a Concentration in Finance will prepare you for more advanced positions within the finance industry or the business marketplace as a whole. Areas covered include banking, investments, insurance, and portfolio management.

Locations: Lexington Louisville Online Fort Knox Louisa Mayfield

Program Information

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Objectives

You will learn critical thinking skills, statistics, financial math and valuation principles. Even if you do not work in the field of finance, you will have an appreciation of financial topics that can help in your everyday life. Since the passage of the Revenue Act of 1978, many organizations eliminated the pension (defined benefits plan) and replaced it with the 401k (defined contributions plan), so finance is important to individuals as well as organizations. In a recent survey of employees, it was determined that the most important benefit provided was the 401k; it was also the most misunderstood.

Program Highlights

This program offers an interactive educational instruction by using different types of media. Students have access to a library of videos created by Sullivan University faculty. Therefore, students always have access to an instructor. This is quite helpful if, when doing homework, a student forgets which functions to use in Excel or what number to use in a formula. In addition, the Finance department attempts to infuse each lecture with the most up-to-date and relevant tools being used by practitioners in the field.

FAQ's

You should have good communication skills, both written and spoken. Critical thinking skills are also essential for a finance student. You also need to have good skills with software programs, particularly Excel.

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Courses

Length: 18 months beyond the associate degree
Completion of the Associate degree or its equivalent (see the Undergraduate Admissions section of the catalog for a description of Sullivan's 2 + 2 programs):
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken each per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
ACT 101
Principles of Accounting I
4.00
ACT 102
Principles of Accounting II
4.00
ACT 103
Principles of Accounting III
4.00
BUS 204
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
4.00
BUS 424
International Business
4.00
CMM 401
Principles of Conflict Management
4.00
CMM 402
Managing Diversity
4.00
CMM 403
The Manager as Negotiator
4.00
CMM 405
Restorative Justice Philosophy and Process
4.00
FIN 324
Financial Management
4.00
MGT 304
Principles of Management
4.00
MGT 330
Information Systems for Managers
4.00
MGT 344
Organizational Behavior
4.00
MGT 434
Operations Management
4.00
MGT 464
Business Policy
4.00
MKT 304
Principles of Marketing
4.00
ECO 201
Microeconomics
4.00
ECO 202
Macroeconomics
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
ENG 204
Advanced Writing
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 201
College Algebra
4.00
MTH 202
Introduction to Statistics
4.00
MTH 301
Quantitative Methods
4.00
PHL 464
Ethics
4.00
FIN 334
Investments
4.00
FIN 344
Analysis of Financial Statement
4.00
FIN 354
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
4.00
FIN 364
International Finance
4.00
Free Electives
44.00
General Education Electives
16.00
Course:
ACT 101
Title:
Principles of Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 102
Title:
Principles of Accounting II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 103
Title:
Principles of Accounting III
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 204
Title:
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 424
Title:
International Business
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 401
Title:
Principles of Conflict Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 402
Title:
Managing Diversity
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 403
Title:
The Manager as Negotiator
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 405
Title:
Restorative Justice Philosophy and Process
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FIN 324
Title:
Financial Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 304
Title:
Principles of Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 330
Title:
Information Systems for Managers
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 344
Title:
Organizational Behavior
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 434
Title:
Operations Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 464
Title:
Business Policy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MKT 304
Title:
Principles of Marketing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 201
Title:
Microeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 202
Title:
Macroeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 204
Title:
Advanced Writing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 201
Title:
College Algebra
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 202
Title:
Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 301
Title:
Quantitative Methods
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHL 464
Title:
Ethics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FIN 334
Title:
Investments
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FIN 344
Title:
Analysis of Financial Statement
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FIN 354
Title:
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FIN 364
Title:
International Finance
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
44.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
16.00
Total Credit Hours: 180.00

General Studies Electives - Students must choose four additional General Education classes; at least one from the Natural Sciences/Mathematics category, one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences Category,one from the Humanities/Fine Arts category and one from any category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.

Free Electives - Elective classes are selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student’s personal objectives or associate degree.