Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Build a solid foundation of technical and theoretical expertise and prepare to apply an in-demand finance skill set in your career with the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance​ in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Some of the most rewarding and challenging careers in the domestic and international corporate community demand a background in finance. Students are introduced to a field that addresses the investment of assets and liabilities, commonly in terms of risk. Students also study the overall concept of finance through analysis of corporate finance, personal finance and public finance. The Finance Major prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in all areas of finance through its industry-oriented curriculum, a broad range of electives, access to industry-relevant software (e.g., Factset, CapIQ and Bloomberg) and valuable networking opportunities.

Through your studies, you’ll develop skills and experience in

  • banking,
  • brokerage,
  • cash flow management,
  • financial analysis,
  • financial institution management,
  • investment analysis,
  • lending and
  • portfolio management.

As a Finance major, you are encouraged to become involved in the Financial Management Association and the Temple University Investment Association. These student organizations offer the opportunity for Finance majors to attend career development seminars, connect with Fox alumni, gain real-life experience in financial investment work, and meet business leaders in the finance industry.

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Accelerated 3-year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in three years. To find out more about completing your degree on an accelerated timeline, contact your advisor.

Concentrations

Choose between concentrations in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance to better prepare for your future career in finance. Each concentration has its own set of electives and a writing-intensive capstone.

  • Asset Pricing

    The current demand for undergraduate finance students with a good grasp of basic econometrics applied to large financial databases—whether financial institution call reports, security prices or other financial data—continues to grow.  The Asset Pricing concentration provides more quantitative rigor with a “big data” experience, a need articulated by many external stakeholders. It is intended for graduates who plan to go into careers in asset management, regulatory compliance or graduate programs in investment management and related fields.

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  • Corporate Finance

    The Corporate Finance concentration provides course experiences desired by employers such as financial modeling, financial statement analysis, advanced valuation and credit analysis. Students in this concentration will be eligible to join the emerging CFO Fellows. It is intended for graduates who plan to go into asset management, banking, consulting, corporate treasury, financial analysis, project management or public finance.

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Classes & Curriculum

Core courses you will take as part of the Bachelor of Business Administration BBA, regardless of your chosen concentration, include

  • Intermediate Corporate Finance,
  • International Finance, and
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Learn more about course requirements for each concentration.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Business Administration offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $20,616.00 per year
Out-of-state: $37,608.00 per year

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