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Career Choices...

Financial Analyst | Personal Financial Manager | Corporate Financial Manager | Risk Manager | Federal or State Regulator | Credit Analyst | Financial IT Specialist | Investment Analyst | Financial Consultant | Stockbroker | Loan Officer | Entrepreneur | Portfolio Manager | Commercial Bank Manager | Insurance Analyst or Agent | Real Estate Appraiser


The finance major prepares those aspiring to become financial analysts, financial service professionals, coporate executives or business owners. Finance also prepares students to puruse Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations, or graduate degrees in business or law. A minor in Finance is also available.

Practical Experience

Investment students work in teams to manage real money in a stock portfolio valued at more that $500,000 through the TVA Investment Challenge program. Banking students work in teams in the Stanford Bank Game and attend Tennessee Bankers Association conferences.

BSBA Learning Objectives related to the CBGA Mission:

Students will develop an understanding of the global aspects of business, have an understanding of the ethical aspects of business, demonstrate competence in critical thinking, demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate an understanding of the business core, and demonstrate competence in Finance.


2019-2020 Catalog Curriculum Model

Course Requirements for Major Hours
Economics 311 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or
312 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Finance 302 Intermediate Managerial Finance 3
Finance 311 Investment Analysis 3
Finance 332 International Finance 3
Finance 341 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
Accounting 301 Intermediate Accounting I or
321 Cost/Management Accounting or
431 Individual Taxation
Upper-division Finance, Accounting and/or Economics Electives
Suggested Specializations: Commercial Banking (Finance 313, 351)
or Investments (Finance 313, 411)
Business Elective 3
Total Hours 30

Four Year Plans

Finance Four Year Plan Sample



Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi
  • Dr. Mark Farley

  • Assistant Professor of Finance
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    21 Business Administration
Dr. Mark Farley
Nell S. Gullett
Mahmoud M. Haddad


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