Bachelor of science in business administration


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance

Finance is primarily concerned with the determination of value and making decisions about the allocation of funds in corporate and individual settings. From Wall Street to the neighborhood bank, finance offers diverse and exciting career options in commercial banking, investment banking, corporate finance, financial planning, and other areas.

Finance is at the heart of every business enterprise, and financial knowledge is highly empowering and enriching for both individuals and corporations. In the American International University, finance students learn deeply about the management of money and other assets, such as stocks and bonds, for organizations and individuals.

Students who major in Finance can apply their knowledge working in corporations and public finance in determining optimum investment strategies, raising funds to finance these investments, and managing daily operations. Students employed in investment banking and other financial institutions trade in varying types of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, and derivatives, allocate wealth across these assets and manage and hedge risk.

With the increasing globalization of the economy, many corporations employ people who are experts at analyzing potential future investments in foreign markets. Finance specialists become involved with currency exchange rates, foreign economic conditions and forecasts, and techniques for reducing the risk of investments.


Suggested Degree Plan

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Career Opportunities

Finance careers

  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Investor Relations Associate
  • Budget Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Investment Management
  • Cooperate Financial Analyst

Degree Requirements

The School of Business offers six majors: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Management. 

School of Business Requirements

The Business Administration-Finance program requires a minimum of 120 credits hours in order to receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance degree.

AIU General Education requirements


School core requirements


Major requirements 




Total credits required for the degree 



General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Finance Courses

All Business Administration – Finance students must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Financial Statements Analysis and Models
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Business Finance
  • Bank Management     
  • International Business Finance
  • Corporate Financial Strategies     
  • 3 School of Business courses (300 or 400 level)

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