A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the Gary E. West School of Business with a specialization in Finance prepares students for careers in the Financial Services industry. Careers choices in finance including banking, investments and financial planning services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business and finance operations’ occupation is expected to grow at a 10% rate and account for nearly 775,00 new jobs before 2026. Our program is tailored to meet this increase in job growth and focuses on the demands and skills local employers require. In an addition to our curriculum, our students have the opportunity to participate in an Investment Club that manages its own fund.
The specialization includes courses in Investment and Portfolio Analysis, Wealth Management, Taxation, Insurance, Retirement, and Estate Planning. The curriculum presents a combination of theory and applications designed to provide the student with the needed expertise be successful in today’s financial environment and pursue a career in Financial Planning.
Required Courses - Finance Major Credit Hours
West Liberty University General Studies 48
Gary E. West College of Business Core 45
FIN 310 Investment and Portfolio Analysis I 3
FIN 311 Investment and Portfolio Analysis II 3
FIN 321 Introduction to Wealth Management 3
FIN 322 Insurance Planning 3
FIN 424 Retirement Planning 3
FIN 425 Estate Planning 3
ACC 425 Federal Taxation of Individuals 3
FIN 446 CAPSTONE: Personal Financial Planning 3
ACC 447 Accounting Ethics 3
Click on the current advising information sheet for a complete listing of courses required to graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Finance, including WLU General Studies courses, Business Core courses, and Finance Major courses.
Students who entered the university prior to Fall 2015 may have different requirements, depending on the catalog year in which they declared a major. For course requirements in prior years, please contact your advisor or email [email protected]