BA Finance

Offered through the University of Mount Olive’s Robert L. Tillman School of Business, the Bachelor of Arts in Finance is offered 100% online for adult students. The program prepares students to analyze data and information related to money and finances, as well as evaluate investments and determine additional alternatives. In addition to a fundamental understanding of core business principles, students will study financial accounting, marketing, macro- and microeconomics, business law, and financial management.

Key Program Features

Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of terminology, theories, and concepts of finance

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different investment choices as individual securities or in a portfolio context in a risk-return framework

Demonstrate specific processes and skills applied in the field of finance, including the concepts of time, value of money, analysis of capital budgeting projects, payout policy, and working capital management

Program Details

Students complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification as part of FIN 450. BMC Modules consist of the following topics:

  • Economic Indicators: The primacy of GDP, monitoring GDP, and forecasting GDP
  • Currencies: Currency market mechanics, currency valuation, central banks and currencies, currency risk
  • Fixed Income: The roots of the bond market, bond valuation drivers, central bankers and interest rates, the yield curve and why it matters, movements in the yield curve
  • Equities: Introducing the stock market, the nature of equities, equity research, absolute valuation, relative valuation
  • Getting Started on the Terminal: Using the terminal, analyzing the market, exploring the equity market, discovering the fixed income market, building an equity portfolio
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Security Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Current Topics in Finance

More Information

The BA: Accounting program is comprised of 16 courses totaling 48 semester-credit hours. 15 maximum transfer credit hours allowed.*

  • ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I
  • HRM 322 Human Capital Management
  • MIS 331 E-Business/E-Commerce
  • ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II
  • FIN 320 Corporation Finance
  • ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I
  • FIN 340 Principles of Investments
  • FIN 325 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • MKT 351 Fundamentals of Marketing
  • ECO 301 Applied Economics for Managers
  • FIN 420 Security Analysis
  • BUS 302 Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • BUS 416 Government Regulations, the Law, and Ethics in Business
  • FIN 430 International Finance
  • FIN 450 Current Topics in Finance
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Actuary
  • Financial Manager