Bachelor of Business
Administration in Finance

Prepare to Enter the Finance World with a B.B.A. in Finance

The College of Business and Aviation offers the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. The Bachelor’s program in Finance is designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the financial institutions of the modern economy, with special emphasis on application of techniques in financial decision making. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to become effective financial managers. The faculty are committed to maintaining a curriculum and educational environment that equips graduates for positions of leadership. Course offerings and degree requirements are continuously reviewed by the faculty; and additions are made as warranted, keeping in mind the best interest of students, as well as those who employ graduates.


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Why Choose Finance at DSU?

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The Finance Program strives to provide opportunities for students to learn business principles and techniques, economic and financial theories and policies, and to obtain a well-rounded general education and understanding of finance. After completing the required coursework, students will qualify to sit for the national Certified Treasury Professional exam, with CTP designation granted by the Association of Financial Professionals.

  • State-of-the-art finance lab
  • Financial management club
  • Internship opportunities
  • In-person and online course options
  • Professional financial studies program
  • Multiple employment opportunities
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Keshawn Jennings, Finance major

Being a part of Delta State's finance program gave me a great foundational understanding of different financial concepts. When completing a banking internship over the summer I felt ahead of the curve when applying these concepts to real world situations.

Keshawn Jennings, Finance majorClass of 2023

What Can I Do With a B.B.A. in Finance?

Finance students will graduate from DSU feeling skilled, confident, and equipped in dealing with real-world situations. The B.B.A. degree in Finance prepares students to work in banking, investments, insurance, corporations, and government. Students are prepared for jobs such as:

  • Loan officer
  • Research analyst
  • Stock broker
  • Chief financial officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary
  • Bank CEO/president
  • Investment company CEO/president

Business Scholarships

The College of Business and Aviation offers a variety of scholarships to students, many of which are based on merit, academic concentration, leadership, and other qualifying factors. There are over 20 Delta State scholarships for Finance majors and several other scholarship and award opportunities from private, state, and regional financial institutions and organizations. Students may also be eligible for non-program specific scholarship opportunities.

Program Goals

The Finance Program is designed to provide the student with a theoretical as well as a practical base for understanding the principles and practices in Finance.

Admission Requirements

Applicants of this program must meet Delta State University’s undergraduate admission requirements.

There are no additional program admission requirements.


The following courses are required to complete the major in Finance.

Finance (Major)

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACC 230 Financial Accounting II 3
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
FIN 301 Intermediate Financial Management With Cases 3
FIN 305 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 310 Risk and Insurance 3
FIN 350 Real Estate 3
FIN 403 Working Capital Management 3
FIN 450 Investments 3
FIN 451 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
FIN 460 Personal Financial Planning With Cases 3

Degree Requirements

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your general education requirements and the major requirements below.

General Education 39-41
University Requirement 1
Special Degree Requirements 6
Business Core 42
Major 30
Electives 0-2

For more information on degree requirements and specifics on courses needed to complete the degree, consult the Undergraduate Academic Catalog. For a semester-by-semester breakdown on how you can complete this degree in 4-years, visit academic maps.

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