Finance and Banking

Undergraduate Major - 58 Credit Hours
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As a finance and banking major at BVU, you'll gain knowledge in bank management, portfolio and investment management, and the financial services industry as you explore the financial management of traditional corporations, banks, financial services firms and insurance companies.

Program Description:

This major explores the financial management of traditional corporations, banks and financial services firms and insurance companies. BVU’s finance and banking major is a comprehensive program that emphasizes real-world problem solving, effective leadership and practical experience. Students complete courses that equip them with a broad set of skills and thorough understanding of business operations, providing them with a well-rounded and practical business outlook.

Employment opportunities include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Loan officer
  • Auditor
  • Business executive
  • Carroll
  • Council Bluffs
  • Creston
  • Denison
  • Emmetsburg
  • Estherville
  • Fort Dodge
  • Iowa Falls
  • Le Mars
  • Marshalltown
  • Mason City
  • Newton
  • Online
  • Ottumwa
  • Spencer
  • Spirit Lake

Common Business Core

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
  • MGMT 206 Management Science
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 315 Business Law I
  • MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

Finance and Banking Major Courses

  • FNBK 316 Corporate Finance
  • FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statement
  • FNBK 356 Financial Planning
  • FNBK 405 International Finance
  • FNBK 420 Money and Credit Institutions
  • FNBK 430 Investments
  • FNBK 440 Insurance and Real Estate
  • FNBK 495 Internship
Admissions criteria for the Finance and Banking program

BVU's degree completion programs are classified as junior-senior level. Persons who have completed an associate degree or 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution qualify for admission. College level examination program credits (CLEP) and life experience credit may be available as described in the academic section. 

Admissions process for the Finance and Banking program
  • Although personal interviews are not required, applicants are urged to confer with an advisor.
  • Request that official transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended be sent to BVU. Without official transcripts and records, a student will not be allowed to register beyond the initial semester.
  • Complete the BVU Degree Completion Application
  • If you will be applying for financial assistance including student loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Students who have previously earned a B.A. or B.S. degree may be eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.

Tuition & Fees

BVU offers a quality, affordable education, and our financial specialists are here to help as you navigate the costs of your educational investment so you can move forward with your career.

Financial Aid

BVU's Institution code: 001847

Don't miss the opportunity for financial aid. Fill out the FAFSA at fafsa.gov and use BVU's institution code.

The G.I. Bill & Yellow Ribbon Program

All Buena Vista University programs are approved for the G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Technology Requirements for Online Courses

  • Operating System: Windows Vista, 7 or 8. Or Macintosh OS X with RAM at or above OS recommendations
  • Processor: A PC with a Pentium IV or newer, or a Macintosh with a G3 or newer
  • Internet Connection: DSL or cable modem (high speed internet). Dial-up will not be sufficient.
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari, Chrome.
  • Software: A current installation of Java (Java.com). Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required, (Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 on Windows or Microsoft Office 2001, 2004, 2008, or 2011 for the Macintosh). Newer versions are recommended (Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 on Windows or Microsoft Office 2008, or 2011 for the Macintosh).

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