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Bachelor of Business Administration Finance

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
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$ 1525
Cost per course
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Earn your degree on your terms.
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Why earn a degree in finance from Strayer?

Strayer’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Finance concentration introduces you to key financial concepts and institutions. You’ll also explore the application of corporate finance in real business settings.

Summer classes start July 1

Is a BBA in finance good to have? It depends on what you learn.

A BBA in finance from Strayer can help you develop skills in financial management, analysis and reporting, risk assessment, industry regulations and much more – preparing you to meet your personal and professional goals.

A career in finance can take you in many directions. This program’s curriculum can provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the field and help you identify the areas of practice that interest you the most.

What can you do with a BBA in finance?

  • Work with corporate finance tools and techniques that enable effective financial management.
  • Analyze and evaluate financial performance and investment strategies.
  • Differentiate between the risks, costs and availability of methods used to acquire funds.
  • Measure the risk and return associated with various asset alternatives and choose between competing investment options.
  • Understand the regulatory environment in which financial managers must operate.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

How long does it take to get a degree in business administration?

  • There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
  • How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work, for a total of 135 hours by the end of the course. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

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Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BBA in Finance cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BBA in Finance cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your bachelor’s degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information, as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

What coursework do you need to specialize in finance?

A career in finance can take you in many directions. This program’s curriculum can provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the field and help you identify the areas of practice that interest you the most.  View all courses

What is a minor in college?

A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.

How does a minor work?

Since you can use elective courses to complete a minor, in some cases you may not have to spend extra time or money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.

Should you get a minor in college?

Getting a minor can help give you professional skills. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.

Sample courses

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FIN 320 - Investments

Study portfolio management, including the management of investments in stocks, bonds and other financial instruments. Examine individual business finance instruments in depth and the investment strategies of shifting the relative amounts held by the investor during changing economic conditions.

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FIN 350 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Prerequisite: FIN 100

Examines the various types of financial markets, financial intermediaries, and the types of transactions supported by each market. Analyzes the sources and uses of funds by commercial banks, re-regulated management concepts for banks, and how commerce is regulated.

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FIN 355 - Financial Risk Analysis

Review institutional details of the primary risks faced by the major types of business finance firms and the applicability of these risks for the financial manager. Topics include asset valuation; the economic role of money markets and how this role relates to security valuation and risk analysis; risk measurement; options pricing; derivative risk management; measuring and comparing risk exposures across financial markets; risks and rewards of international financial markets; and recent developments in the practice of risk management. Case studies and industry applications provide context.

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FIN 405 - Advanced Financial Management

Dive deep into corporate finance theory and its application. Topics include capital budgeting under uncertainty; the relevance of capital structure decisions on security valuation and risk; mergers and acquisitions; option pricing; real options; measuring and managing a firm’s risk exposures; and the risks and rewards of international financial markets. Cases studies provide real-life context.

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COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

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BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

What can you do with a BBA in Finance?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the finance field.

Versatile skills for your future

The Finance concentration develops student knowledge of theory and practice of financial decision making. Students will learn the role/risk of the financial institution and the sources and uses of funds. Students will be prepared to use financial tools to analyze investment risk and rewards in a variety of financial markets.

In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:

  • Analyze potential risks, investments and market conditions to prepare reports for management.
  • Communicate with investors to update them with financial information or to get funding.
  • Create financial and regulatory reports that are required by laws, regulations or boards of directors.
  • Develop connections with customers and help resolve any issues that they may encounter.
  • Evaluate loan and credit applications in order to approve or reject them.
  • Interview, hire and train new employees.
  • Lead negotiations with insurance providers, choose brokers or carriers, and arrange insurance coverage.
  • Monitor and manage the movement of cash or financial instruments, like stocks, bonds and more.
  • Plan budgets and assess the current and future financial status of companies.
  • Recommend ways to improve an organization’s financial systems, procedures and investments.
  • Report past-due accounts for collection and review collection reports for outstanding balances.
  • Supervise and organize tasks for employees working in different company branches, offices or departments such as branch banks, brokerage firms or credit departments.

Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International bachelor's students

We welcome international students.

Campus locations

Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.

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