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Finance, BSBA

Everything in the business world rests on great finance. In the University of Central Missouri’s Finance BSBA program, you’ll learn what it takes to make a company successful in one of the field’s three main areas:

  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Corporate finance
  • Investments

Dedicated faculty mentors

You’ll earn your UCM degree in Finance from experienced faculty members who are invested in your education and future career. In addition to working with you in the classroom, they’re also accessible to you through interactive learning experiences such as the Student Managed Investment Fund, Student Finance Association, Integrative Business Experience and other hands-on learning opportunities. 

With faculty guidance and through practical learning activities, UCM’s major in Finance will prepare you to excel in jobs that require a finance degree, so you can help lead an organization to fiscal success.


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AACSB-accredited degree in Finance

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17:1 program student-to-faculty ratio

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Access to Bloomberg workstations

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Experience managing real money

What you will study

As an undergraduate student in the Finance bachelor’s degree program at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll take core classes that give you an understanding of the fundamentals of business and how financial analysis plays an integral part in it. Those classes may include:

  • Business Statistics I and II
  • Credit and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Management of Organizations
  • Money and Banking
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting

You’ll also get the chance to add specialized elective courses to your Finance BSBA to focus your undergraduate studies in a particular area of interest. Electives range in topics from international finance to the insurance industry.

By the time you graduate with your bachelor’s degree in Finance from UCM, you’ll have the analytical and conceptual skills needed to be an effective contributor at your future organization.


Excellence in Finance

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • A Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Finance (College Factual, 2022)
  • A Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Finance & Financial Management (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in the Finance bachelor’s degree program

The University of Central Missouri provides you with a number of ways to be an active participant in your bachelor’s degree in Finance education:

  • Internships: Take advantage of UCM’s location near Kansas City to learn on-the-job skills in an internship. Past UCM students have experienced what it’s like to work at jobs with a finance degree while interning with organizations such as the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, American Century Investments and State Street Corporation.
  • Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF): Get practical knowledge in security analysis and portfolio management in this highly interactive learning experience. Manage real funds based on current events in the student trading room using Bloomberg workstations and build reports based on your recommendations to walk others through your decision-making process.
  • Integrative Business Experience (IBE): In IBE, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how businesses run through the management, marketing and finance perspectives — from inception through daily operations. Over the course of a semester in UCM’s Finance bachelor’s program, you’ll run your business, draw in earnings and then use your profits to fund a community service project for a local nonprofit organization.
  • Student life: Network with other undergraduate students in UCM’s Finance bachelor’s program in organizations such as the Crypto Club or Student Finance Association, which organizes student-faculty meet-and-greets, social activities and opportunities for knowledge-sharing.


What can you do with a degree in Finance from UCM?

As a major in Finance at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll be earning an affordable, high-powered undergraduate degree that starts working for you while you’re still in school. Through contacts you’ll make with faculty and other industry professionals, you’ll be poised to learn about available jobs with a finance degree in fields such as:

  • Banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Credit counseling
  • Financial analysis
  • Insurance underwriting
  • Personal financial planning
  • Securities analysis

Students who have graduated with a Finance bachelor’s degree from UCM have found work at organizations such as Commerce Trust Company, American Century Investments and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Careers and jobs with a finance degree

With the interactive tool below, discover what you can do after graduation with your bachelor’s degree in Finance. Explore salary estimates, career growth projections and the potential for jobs with a finance degree.




Financial assistance options for your degree in Finance

The University of Central Missouri provides a number of ways to help you finance your education. This means you can focus on earning your bachelor’s degree in Finance and not on student debt. Work with our advisors to find out which of the following types of financial aid works best for your situation:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Tuition awards
  • Federal work-study opportunities
  • Loans

UCM’s Alumni Foundation also sets aside scholarships for certain majors and degrees. As a major in Finance, you may be eligible for the following additional financial aid:

  • Porter and Diane Jeffries Scholarship
  • Robert and Tina Ralston Scholarship
  • Robert B. Pierce Finance Scholarship
  • Westhoff Family Student Managed Investment Fund Scholarship

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.

Enhance the benefits of your Finance BSBA by continuing your education in a UCM graduate program:

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Make yourself more marketable.

Supplement your bachelor’s degree in Finance from UCM with a related minor:

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Explore programs related to finance.

If you’re interested in the topics covered in UCM’s major in Finance, you may want to check out these other undergraduate programs we offer:


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