Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Management

ACU’s bachelor of finance degree will open doors to an exciting career.

Today’s financial landscape is ever-evolving. It’s global, it’s political and it’s heavily regulated. As the world of banking, budgeting and building investment portfolios becomes more complex, the need for strong, ethical financial managers in the public and private sector will continue to grow.

ACU’s bachelor of finance degree will open doors to an exciting career.

Today’s financial landscape is ever-evolving. It’s global, it’s political and it’s heavily regulated. As the world of banking, budgeting and building investment portfolios becomes more complex, the need for strong, ethical financial managers in the public and private sector will continue to grow.

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Are you ready for the challenge?

If you enjoy problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, earning a Bachelor of Business in Financial Management will challenge and equip you to excel. You’ll become well-versed in in accounting and finance principles, with the expansive knowledge supported by our liberal arts core. Not only will you learn the tools of your trade, you will understand the broader context of today’s economy and how financial decision-making affects the health of organizations.

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Why pursue a degree in financial management at ACU?

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As a financial management student, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of real-world learning experiences, such as managing a student-run investment fund valued at over $1 million, attending career-focused experiential short trips, obtaining an internship or participating in one of the many student-run entrepreneurial businesses. The financial management program can help you develop your problem-solving, teamwork and marketplace skills, providing a springboard into dynamic career opportunities.

Program Structure

Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Management

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Department

Accounting and Finance

Application Deadlines

Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning brings the classroom to life through immersive, real-world opportunities. You will build your resume, learn about career opportunities and develop critical skills for success in the marketplace. ACU’s College of Business and Technology offers diverse and relevant learning opportunities, including:

  • Student Accounting Organization
    • Learn from some of our young alumni about their industry experience in this weekly Chapel.
  • Student-Managed Investment Fund
    • Earn class credit by managing part of ACU’s endowment in an investment fund currently valued at over $1 million.
  • Meet the Firm Night
    • Meet with public accounting firms prior to graduation in order to network for internships and jobs.
  • Venture Out
    • As a business student, one of your first projects will be an exciting team-based business simulation where you will learn firsthand the ins and outs of bringing a product to market.
  • Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship
    • Explore startups, large tech companies and Silicon Valley Bank in this annual trip to Silicon Valley.

Opportunities

What can you do after graduation?

  • Financial manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Money manager
  • Commercial banker
  • Investment analyst
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Budget analyst

Chris Monroe (’89) (left) has a $500 million fuel bill at Southwest Airlines.

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ACU’s College of Business Administration educates business and technology professionals for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. The college offers AACSB- and ABET-accredited programs, including nine undergraduate business and technology majors, four minors, a Master of Accountancy  and two online graduate programs (an MBA and a Master of Science in Management). The college includes two centers (Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy and Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership) and three academic units (Accounting and Finance Department, Management Sciences Department and School of Information Technology and Computing), in addition to our partnership with ACU Dallas to deliver online business education.

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