Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Finance

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Are you a creative problem solver who loves stats and math? Focus your skills on a future in finance through a Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Finance from DeVry University. Our Finance Specialization draws from foundational concepts and practices in Business Administration, Management and Technical Management bachelor’s degree programs. It’s designed to help you navigate today’s global economy within a variety of work environments, from local businesses to international corporations.

Get to Know Our Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Finance

When you partner with DeVry to earn your Finance Specialization, you’ll find courses in management, credit management, insurance analysis and financial planning, taught by professors with real industry experience.

Our Finance Specialization program will help you apply skills and concepts in your bachelor’s degree program to real-world scenarios and applications used in today’s leading firms and organizations.

The Finance Specialization can be earned as part of the following bachelor's degrees in business:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management

To learn more about the hybrid and online courses for the Finance Specialization, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.


Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business with Finance Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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What You'll Learn

The Finance Specialization covers the following:

  • economics and accounting icon

    Economics and Accounting

    Study the potential of e-commerce and its impact on small business practices, including opportunities, issues, alternatives and techniques to support the development of an Internet marketing plan and related website.
  • investment fundamentals and security analysis icon

    Investment Fundamentals and Security Analysis

    Learn to make investment decisions by exploring the nature of securities, mechanics and costs of trading, the way in which securities markets operate, the relationship between risk and return, equity securities, fixed income securities, portfolio diversification and the concept of valuation.
  • money and banking icon

    Money and Banking

    Learn the role of financial services companies in money and capital markets, including the nature of money and credit, US banking systems, central bank policies and controls, funds acquisitions, investments and credit extension.
  • financial statement analysis icon

    Financial Statement Analysis

    Use financial statement information to analyze a firm’s financial position, interpret the results, and make recommendations.
  • data and information analysis icon

    Data and Information Analysis

    Identify underlying principles, reasons or facts by breaking down information or data into separate part.
  • fixed income securities and credit analysis icon

    Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis

    Understand topics such as: debt securities characteristics, provisions for paying off bonds, debt market structure, bond investment risk, global bond sectors and instruments, yield spreads and measures, valuation, spot and forward rates, interest rate risks, mortgage and asset-backed securities, trading strategies and credit analysis.
  • judgement and decision making icon

    Judgment and Decision Making

    Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to make the most appropriate choice.

Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Finance Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Bank Branch Manager

  • Budget Analyst

  • Cash Manager

  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • Controller

  • Credit Manager

  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Planning Consultant

  • Insurance Representative

  • Loan Officer

  • Manager of International Banking

  • Risk and Insurance Analyst

  • Security and Commodities

  • Sales Agent

  • Treasurer or Finance Officer

  • Additional hours of industry-specific training may be required to obtain employment in this field.

  • Applicants for jobs in this field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, and drug and/or alcohol testing.

  • Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.

Option 1: Business Administration

Program-Specific Courses

Finance

ACCT303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT326 Federal Tax Accounting I
ACCT426 Federal Tax Accounting II
ACCT436 Advanced Cost Management
FIN351 Investment Fundamentals and Security Analysis
FIN364 Money and Banking
FIN382 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN390 Fixed Income Securities Analysis

Core Degree Courses

Business Core1

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Finance and Management

ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance
ECON312 Principles of Economics
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives

Two of:

BUSN350 Business Analysis
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

One of:

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities3

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 Environmental Sociology
LAWS3105 The Legal Environment

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 2: Management

Program-Specific Courses

Finance

ACCT303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT326 Federal Tax Accounting I
ACCT426 Federal Tax Accounting II
ACCT436 Advanced Cost Management
FIN351 Investment Fundamentals and Security Analysis
FIN364 Money and Banking
FIN382 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN390 Fixed Income Securities Analysis

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Analytics

ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
BIAM300 Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences8

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 3: Technical Management

Program-Specific Courses

Finance

ACCT303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT326 Federal Tax Accounting I
ACCT426 Federal Tax Accounting II
ACCT436 Advanced Cost Management
FIN351 Investment Fundamental and Security Analysis
FIN364 Money and Banking
FIN382 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN390 Fixed Income Securities Analysis

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives9

Two of:

ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

Five of:

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
BUSN412 Business Policy
GSCM206 Managing Across the Supply Chain
MGMT410 Human Resource Management
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Academic Catalog

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Business Administration: Finance

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Management: Finance

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Technical Management: Finance

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Business Administration: Finance

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Technical Management: Finance

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*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. This accreditation applies to the Bachelor's of Business Administration and the Bachelor's of Technical Management.
1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement: BUSN369; BUSN412; GSCM206; MGMT408
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option.
8Ohio residents enrolled as online students, and students enrolled at an Ohio location, must take an additional natural sciences course from those with prefixes BIOS, PHYS, or SCI as part of this requirement.
9Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take 55 semester-credit hours of general education coursework. Fifteen semester-credit hours of general education coursework may be applied to the Electives course area.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.