B.B.A. Finance

Do you enjoy working with accounts and numbers? A B.B.A. Finance prepares you for a future as a financial analyst, advisor, investor or more! 

 

Career Field


Quality finances are a key aspect of healthy business practices. Graduates with a finance degree can expect to find a variety of jobs. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level.

 

Job Outlook


Here’s the best part! The job outlook for individuals with finance degrees continues to improve.

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2018 and 2028 there will be a 6% increase in jobs for financial specialists. This means an additional 19,100 job openings will be available due to growth and replacement needs. 
  • Financial analysts and advisors will find about 20,300 new jobs between 2018 and 2028.
  • From 2018-2028, 32,400 new jobs will open up for real estate brokers and sales agents. This will create a need for an additional 104,700 financial managers in the same period. 
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“My experience at Southwestern Adventist University was definitely a rewarding one. With the guidance of phenomenal professors, invested mentors and extracurricular clubs, I evolved tremendously as a young business professional. Initially I chose a finance concentration to best complement my career goals and allow me career flexibility with technical skills. Thanks to my education, I gained a greater perspective of business and delved into the intricacies of finance. My studies provided me with an applicable learning experience through case studies and projects. Classes such as banking, investments and international finance delved into the variety of the finance world in the most exciting way. Now that I’m a professional with a finance role in healthcare, I know my undergraduate degree gave me plenty of opportunities and a way to stand out with my technical skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and effective communication. I feel confident in my overall growth and I attribute my success to a great foundation at SWAU.” - Veronica Garcia-Carvajal, 2019 Finance Graduate working in healthcare

Careers

As a professional in the finance career field, you will be able to provide guidance to businesses and individuals looking to make investment decisions and will typically work in an office full-time with the occasional overtime. With hard work and dedication, you can work your way up into a financial management position. 

You can work in fields such as:

  • Banking 
  • Investments
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning

Professions

  • Financial Analyst or Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Financial Services Sales Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Cash Manager

6%
Expected employment growth of financial analysts between 2018-2028 

Faculty Profiles

Aaron Moses, PhD

Department of Business Administration
AdventHealth Endowed Chair of Business Administrat
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Satyanarayana Ramella, PhD

Department of Business Administration
Associate Professor
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Chanda Santo, MBA

Department of Business Administration
Assistant Professor
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