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

Adult Undergraduate Degree Sheets
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Actuary
  • Financial Manager