Studying for Your Specialized Finance Degree

Studying for Your Specialized Finance Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance provides a solid foundation in business fundamentals and financial management, including the analytic tools needed for effective decision making and problem solving.
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Finance Specialization

Business Administration Finance Degree Overview

The B.S.B.A. degree with a specialization in Finance is designed to instruct students on current trends, theories, skills and ethical business practices necessary in today's competitive global business market. The Finance curriculum places a strong emphasis on the global economy and examines effective financial management including financial analysis, forecasting and planning, money and banking, and managing technologies to achieve business strategies. Both on-campus and online business and finance classes are offered.

After receiving your degree in finance from the College of Business and Economics (CBE), you will be prepared to work with diverse management groups, marketing professionals, accountants and others who depend on finance professionals to achieve their economic goals with well-reasoned ethical decisions. Additionally, CBE graduates who intend to sit for their CPA are offered privileged access to Becker CPA Exam Review courses through a $400 partner discount.

Potential Careers for Graduates with a B.S.B.A. Finance Degree:

  • Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Controller
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Securities or Commodities Broker

A Faster Path to Success Through Combined Bachelors and Masters Degrees

Students have the opportunity to work on a B.S.B.A. degree with a specialization in Finance in tandem with one of the College of Business and Economic's graduate degree programs. Learn how you can complete both college degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

Printable Fact Sheet:

To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Prospective students please note, the best source for the most current information is an enrollment counselor. (Current students, contact an Academic Advisor in the College of Business and Economics).

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Lower Division Courses (33 credit hours)
AC 320A Principles of Accounting I
AC 320B Principles of Accounting II
BA 250 Introduction to Business
BA 311 Business & Professional Communication
BA 366 Management Essentials
CIS 382 Introduction to Information Systems or BA 282 (CIS 282) Information Systems Concepts
EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics or EC 320C Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics
MKT 325 Marketing Principles or BA 420 Marketing
MT 270 Introduction to Statistics
MT 330 Business Calculus or MT 360A Calculus I
Upper Division Requirements (33 credit hours)
BA 454 (PY 454) Organizational Behavior
BA 458 Project Management or MKT 465 Value Chain Management
BA 481A Business Law I
BA 493 Capstone: Applied Project or BA 475 Business Policy & Strategy
BA 495E (AC/EC 495E) Ethical Decision Making in Business
FIN 400 (BA 430) Business Finance
Finance Specialization Requirements - nine upper division credit hours (3 courses) from the following:
BA 402 (EC 460) Business Cycles & Forecasting
BA 438 International Finance
BA 442 Personal Financial Management
BA 486 (EC 486) Public Finance
BA 472 Economic Development
FIN 415 (BA 415) Corporate Insurance & Risk
FIN 420 Advanced Corporate Finance
FIN 433 (BA 33) Money and Banking 
FIN 435 Fundamentals of Investments
FIN 440 Financial Analysis, Forecasting and Planning
FIN 450 Sources of Capital/Capital Markets

Optional Minor

0-12 credit hours

General Electives (8-20credit hours)

If a minor is completed: 8 credit hours 
If a minor is not completed: 20 credit hours 

Double Specialization

Students are permitted to earn a double specialization by completing the upper division Business major courses and a minimum of 9 upper division credit hours in 2 of the Business specializations (a minimum of 18 semester hours) Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Project Management or Public Administration.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your enrollment counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

Applicants seeking a bachelor's degree in Business Finance from the College for Professional Studies must possess:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Complete the undergraduate non-degree online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2016

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $14,250 - $57,000 30 - 120 $475 $50
Online $14,250 - $57,000
30 - 120 $475 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.