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Department of Finance - Degree Requirements

To receive a BBA in Finance, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:

  • General Education Requirements
  • (49)
  • BBA Core Courses
  • (37)
  • Finance Major Courses
  • (24)
  • Internship & Common Capstone
  • (6)
  • Free Electives
  • (8)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 39 credit hours of upper level courses (300-level and above), of which at least 24 credit hours need to be taken in the major, depending on the stipulations of each program. Of the 39 credit hours of upper level courses, 27 credit hours should be in residence at AUK.

BBA students must complete the following core courses:

ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
HR 205 Human Resource Management (3)
BUS 210 Research Methods for Business (3)
MGMT 201 Principles of Management (3)
MRKT 200 Principles of Marketing (3)
FINC 332 Financial Management (3)
BUS 321 International Business Management (3)
MGMT 304 Business Relationship Management (3)
BEAL 401 Legal & Ethical Issues in Business (3)
BEAL 403 Corporate Governance and Ethics (3)

To be awarded a BBA in Finance, students must complete the following six courses (18 credit hours):

FINC 341 Corporate Finance (3)
FINC 345 Investment and Securities Analysis (3)
FINC 355 Financial Institutions of the Gulf (3)
FINC 389 Special Topics in Finance (3)
FINC 413 Finance Capstone: International Finance, Financial Markets, and Institution (3)
FINC 445 Portfolio Management (3)

In addition, students must complete an additional two courses (6 credit hours) designated as FINC at 300 level or above.


Internship FINC 470 (3 credit hours)
All students must participate in an Internship Program for each BBA Major. The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the senior year and while in residency at AUK. Priority is given to graduating students. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 42 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the College's Internship Handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements, and method of assessment.

Common Capstone BUS 490 (3 credit hours)
All BBA students are required to complete the Common Business Administration Capstone course. This course uses case studies to integrate material from the different business subjects learned in the BBA program. The Capstone requires senior standing and substantial completion of the common core.

FREE ELECTIVES (8 credit hours)
Students are strongly advised to consult with their academic advisor when choosing their free electives.




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