Finance Program within the Business Administration Degree

The Business Administration Degree with a Finance Program at Iowa Wesleyan University is a field that deals with the study of investments. It includes the dynamics of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of different degrees of uncertainty and risk. Finance can also be defined as the science of money management. Finance aims to price assets based on their risk level and their expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three different sub-categories: personal finance, public finance, and corporate finance.

The Finance Program focuses on individuals (personal finance), governments (public finance), businesses (corporate finance), and a wide variety of other organizations such as schools and non-profit organizations.

Certifications Available

The Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation is a professional certification mark for financial planners conferred by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) in the United States. You may certify yourself after receiving going through the bachelor of science finance program.

Finance Concentration Requirements:

Complete all of the following:

ACTG 320 Intermediate Accounting I
BA 341 Investments
BA 370 Operations Management
BA 371 Business Analytics
ECN 240 Applied Statistics for Economics and Business
ECN 322 Money and Banking

Complete one of the following: 

ACTG 322 Cost Accounting I
ACTG 340 Introduction to Federal Tax
ACTG 360 Accounting Information Systems

Business Administration Requirements:

  • All concentrations are required to complete the core business requirements

Career Opportunities in Finance

  • Accountant or Auditor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Brokers and Traders
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Personal Financial Planners and Advisors
  • Risk Specialist
  • Financial Examiners
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Actuary

  • Comptroller/Financial Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Environmental Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Business Valuation Specialist
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Consultant
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Information System Specialist

Career Outcomes

2021 Median Pay
Accountants & Auditors
Financial analysts