Buena Vista University

Finance and Banking

Become a stockbroker on Wall Street. Manage the finances of a major corporation. Approve loan applications for people and businesses. Wherever your career takes you, organizations, insurance companies, banks, and real estate firms all need professionals to advise them on where to invest money and how to manage assets.

As a finance and banking major at BVU, you’ll learn how to track investments, manage stock portfolios, calculate insurance rates, raise funds, and plan other complex financial undertakings. You will also gain critical thinking skills and practical experience through internships, business case studies and travel, as well as learn the fundamentals of business so you have the ability to apply your knowledge to any number of professions.

Courses of study

Major in Finance and Banking: 58 credit hours

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

Major courses:

FNBK 316 Corporate Finance
FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statements
FNBK 356 Financial Planning
FNBK 405 International Finance
FNBK 420 Money and Credit Institutions
FNBK 430 Capital Markets and Investments
FNBK 440 Insurance and Real Estate
FNBK 495 Internship
For maximizing career and graduate school potential, finance and banking majors are strongly encouraged to supplement their major courses by advancing their communication, accounting, and quantitative skills. Please consult with the FNBK faculty in determining the appropriate coursework to achieve these objectives.

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