BBA MAJOR

FINANCE

Our BBA in Finance provides the skills needed to succeed in today’s modern and highly competitive financial world. 

It provides two concentrations in Corporate Finance and FinTech.

01

Two Concentrations

Corporate finance and FinTech.

02

Business Analysis

Built upon firm behavior theories, students learn the financial management aspects of running a business.

03

Real Data Exposure

Access to Bloomberg terminals used by market professionals providing hands-on experience in trading simulations with real data.

04

Quantitative Methods

Emphasis is placed on the use of Excel, data analysis and Python programming.

CAREERS

Commercial Banking・Investment Banking・Fund Management・Securities Trading・FinTech Firms

TARGET STUDENTS

The B.B.A. in Finance is aimed at...

Students seeking tools of financial decision making to stay abreast of the market developments.

Concentration

CORPORATE FINANCE

Applying the principles of valuation to companies and markets

SOME AREAS OF STUDY

Financial Analysis・Valuation・Market Efficiency・Investment Management ・Trading

APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

To declare a BBA Major students must apply to the BBA program following the steps outlined here:

  1. Once students have completed all 4 core courses (ECON 101 & 102, ACCT 101 & 102) and satisfied the 3.0 GPA requirement, they can submit an application for admission to the program. The program admits new students every Fall and Spring semester. For Spring BBA enrollment, the department accepts applications between early October and early January (exact dates vary). For Fall BBA enrollment, the department accepts applications between early May and early August (exact dates vary).
  2. All applications for a given semester are reviewed at the same time after the cycle has closed, regardless of when the application was submitted. The department notifies students of its decision every January and August.
  3. Once all applications have been reviewed, students who meet the GPA requirements will be invited to attend a mandatory BBA orientation session. Students who attend the BBA orientation session will be given instructions on how to declare their BBA major. Those who do not attend will not be allowed to declare their major until they’ve attended and must wait until the following semester to do so.

Requirements for Finance Majors with concentration in Corporate Finance:

  1. Admission to the BBA program, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 (subject to revision) in the first four courses listed below.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.7 for courses taken as part of the FinTech Concentration at QC.
  3. No individual grade below C- is accepted.
  4. No more than 21 credits can be transferred into the program from other colleges.

17 Required Courses and 4 Electives as follows:

1 ACCT 101: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Accounting I
2 ACCT 102: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Accounting II
3 ECON 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
4 ECON 102: Introduction to Microeconomics
5

MATH 131: Calculus with Applications to the Social Sciences I
or
MATH 141: Calculus/Differentiation
or
MATH 151: Calculus/Differentiation & Integration

We strongly encourage students to seek placement in Math 141 (or 151)
6 ECON 249: Statistics as Applied to Economics and Business
or
MATH 241: Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics
7 BUS 384: Forecasting and Regression Analysis for Business
or
ECON 382: Introduction to Econometrics
8 ACCT 261: Business Law I
or
ACCT 367: Federal and New York State Taxes on Income
9 BUS 241: Corporation Finance
10 BUS 243: Economics of Distribution and Marketing
11 BUS 247: Business Economics
12 CSCI 048: Spreadsheet Programming
13 PHIL 160 : Business Ethics
14 BUS 160W : Introduction to Business Writing
15 BUS 341W: Intermediate Finance
16-17
Choose 2 courses from:

BUS 350: Investment Analysis
BUS 351: Financial Markets
BUS 352: Investment Management
BUS 353: Options and Futures Markets

18-19
Choose 2 electives from:

ECON 201: Intermediate Macro
ECON 215: Money and Banking
ECON 229: History of International Business and Finance
BUS 354: Multinational Financial Management
BUS 356: Applied Financial Analysis
BUS 386: Financial Econometrics

20-21 Choose 2 electives courses from the Globalization and Environment Electives

Finance majors may minor in Financial Modeling offered through the Computer Science department.

Why take MATH 141 (or 151) as opposed to MATH 131?

We strongly encourage taking MATH 141 (or 151) over MATH 131. There are several good reasons for this:

     First, it opens up many doors. MATH 141 (or 151) provides access to other courses in Math and Computer Science. Instead MATH 131 is a dead-end.

     Second, it is a great investment. MATH 141 (or 151) will provide you with the mathematical skills you need to excel in courses such as ECON 201 and 202, and BUS 249, 353, 382 or 386.

     Third, MATH 141 (or 151) is a pre-requisite for the Financial Modeling Minor, which is a great addition to your Economics major if you are interested in a career in quantitative finance or economics.

Concentration

FINTECH

Exploring the technological innovations that are disrupting the financial sector

SOME AREAS OF STUDY

Crypto Assets・Blockchain・NeoBanks・Artificial Intelligence ・Machine Learning

APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

To declare a BBA Major students must apply to the BBA program following the steps outlined here:

  1. Once students have completed all 4 core courses (ECON 101 & 102, ACCT 101 & 102) and satisfied the 3.0 GPA requirement, they can submit an application for admission to the program. The program admits new students every Fall and Spring semester. For Spring BBA enrollment, the department accepts applications between early October and early January (exact dates vary). For Fall BBA enrollment, the department accepts applications between early May and early August (exact dates vary).
  2. All applications for a given semester are reviewed at the same time after the cycle has closed, regardless of when the application was submitted. The department notifies students of its decision every January and August.
  3. Once all applications have been reviewed, students who meet the GPA requirements will be invited to attend a mandatory BBA orientation session. Students who attend the BBA orientation session will be given instructions on how to declare their BBA major. Those who do not attend will not be allowed to declare their major until they’ve attended and must wait until the following semester to do so.

Requirements for Finance Majors with concentration in FinTech:

  1. Admission to the BBA program, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 (subject to revision) in the first four courses listed below.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.7 for courses taken as part of the FinTech Concentration at QC.
  3. No individual grade below C- is accepted.
  4. No more than 21 credits can be transferred into the program from other colleges.

19 Required Courses and 2 Electives as follows:

1 ACCT 101: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Accounting I
2 ACCT 102: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Accounting II
3 ECON 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
4 ECON 102: Introduction to Microeconomics
5 MATH 141: Calculus/Differentiation
or
MATH 151: Calculus/Differentiation & Integration
6 ECON 249: Statistics as Applied to Economics and Business
or
MATH 241: Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics
7 ECON 382: Introduction to Econometrics
8 ACCT 261: Business Law I
9 BUS 241: Corporation Finance
10 BUS 243: Economics of Distribution and Marketing
11 BUS 247: Business Economics
12 ECON 201: Macroeconomic Analysis
or
ECON 215: Money and Banking
13 CSCI 048: Spreadsheet Programming
14 BUS 160W : Introduction to Business Writing
15 PHIL 160 : Business Ethics
16 BUS 356/RM 711: Applied Financial Analysis with VBA Programming
or
CSCI 111: Introduction to Algorithms
17 BUS 341W: Intermediate Finance
18 ECON 301: Economics of CryptoAssets
19 ECON 302: Blockchain and Money
20-21 Choose 2 Electives from:
BUS 357/RM 714: Introduction to Python for Financial Applications
ECON 387: Advanced Econometrics
BUS 386/RM 708: Financial Econometrics
MATH 342W: Data Science via Machine Learning and Statistical Modeling

Finance majors may minor in Financial Modeling offered through the Computer Science department.