Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]

Finance [BBA]

Location(s): In-person/hybrid, Online


Revised Program [Fall 2024]


The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance program equips students with the tools to understand financial data, apply key financial concepts, and make informed decisions that benefit businesses and individuals. With a focus on corporate finance, investments, and international finance, this program is tailored to meet the diverse interests of aspiring finance professionals.

The general requirements for the bachelor of business administration degree are the academic major requirements below, as well as sufficient electives to meet the minimum of 120 hours required for graduation.

Learn

Finance majors delve into advanced courses such as Financial Management, Investments, Fixed Income, International Finance, and Financial Modeling. These courses are designed to provide a solid foundation, enabling finance majors to analyze complex data and formulate effective financial strategies for real-world scenarios.

Opportunities

A degree in finance opens up a world of possibilities across various sectors, including for-profit corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Many graduates begin their careers in roles such as financial analysts, investment advisors, fintech developers, credit analysts, brokers, and sustainability analysts. The demand for financial professionals is steadily increasing, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, finance is among the fastest-growing occupations. With this program, students are well-prepared to seize these opportunities and achieve success in the financial world.

Program Delivery

Whether enrolling full- or part-time, students will select from in-person, online, or hybrid courses. You can earn the degree in a mixed delivery format or 100% online. If completing this degree entirely online, please review the online education eligibility requirements below.

Online Education Eligibility

  • The U.S. Federal Government limits the number of online courses international students may enroll in while living in the United States. For this reason, we cannot admit students on F1 visas to fully online programs. Please check with International Admissions to confirm eligibility before applying.
  • All applicants, please review Online Education for Out-of-State Students to confirm you are eligible to enroll in an online program based in Michigan.

Additional Information

Transfer Agreements   

Department Information


Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems 403 Hill Hall, 734.487.3320 

Charles E. Teague III, PhD, Department Head

Advisor Information


College of Business Academic Services (Make an Appointment), 1 Hill Hall, 734.487.2344

Program Admission


Students seeking admission to any program in the College of Business must complete 56 credit hours of coursework to include the courses listed below. Students must earn a grade of C- (C required for transfer courses) or higher in all foundation courses. Students must also have an EMU GPA of at least 2.50.

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements, see General Education  or view the General Education Worksheet [PDF] .  

Major Requirements: 60 hours


Sample Course Plan  

Business Core: 36 hours


Minor Requirement:


This major does not require a minor.

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 120 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information


Each undergraduate student will be responsible for fulfilling the requirements (or their equivalents) of the Eastern Michigan University catalog in force at the time of their initial registration at a college or university or a subsequent catalog, including the one in effect at the time of their graduation.

In the event an undergraduate student does not complete the degree requirements within seven years of the date of their original registration at a college or university, the student may be required to have their credits re-evaluated by the academic department(s) of their major/minor in keeping with catalog requirements in force during the year of their graduation.

Minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University

Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult this catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 120 credit hours at the 100-level and above.
    • Courses numbered below 100 are not counted toward this degree requirement.
    • At most, eight credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses are counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below), including completing a Writing Intensive (GEWI) course in the student’s major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details).
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor. A double major automatically satisfies the need for a minor unless one of the two majors requires a specific minor. Students should check the requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required. 
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits over the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used to calculate an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses a student takes at EMU and those applied to their major or minor are used to calculate their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)

General Education Requirements - EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.