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Undergraduate: Finance Major

A Foundation for Success in the Finance Arena

Get ready for a rewarding career in a fast-paced industry with a finance degree from Temple University.

Finance plays a central role in everyone’s lives, whether they realize it or not. A degree in finance not only helps you understand the economy, fiscal performance and financial products. It can position you for a wide range of career possibilities, whether you work in the public or private sector, or for yourself. Finance majors typically find work in banks, firms, non-profit organizations, government, or corporations.

 

A Hands-On Financial Education Starts Here

The rigorous program at Temple University can help students set a foundation for future success. Our program has standard courses, and students can tailor their educational experience with a variety of extras such as the Financial Management Association/National Honor Society (FMA/NHS). This student professional organization offers students the opportunity to meet business leaders in the financial industry, hosts career development seminars and maintains an exclusive résumé book.

The Financial Management Association is open to all business majors and offers more real-world applications so students can get the most from their time at Temple. These organizations can connect students with industry insiders who know about the latest trends in the field, tips for excelling and contacts to make it all happen. For more information, contact the FMA executive officers at 215-204-6673.

 

The 3-Year Finance Degree

Want to do more in less time? Be sure to explore our accelerated 3-year BBA. This suggested sequence of courses shows a sample of the course load involved in accelerating the time it takes to earn an undergraduate finance degree.

 

Finance BBA Program Requirements

What does it take to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (BBA)? Several courses must be completed—totaling 124 credits—in order to obtain this degree.

  • University Requirements: All new students starting in the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university’s General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • College Requirements: Students must meet College Graduation Requirements, including the requirements for a finance degree. Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 GPA in the major itself in order to acquire a finance degree. The Major GPA Calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/advising can help you determine your GPA in the finance program.
  • In order to major in finance, these courses must be completed. This suggested sequence outlines a typical academic path for finance majors.

The links below show the finance major course requirements and suggested sequence based on your incoming class year:

Our financial program team has plenty of options to customize your financial education. We are here to assist you with any questions you might have about our program.

 

Contact us today:

Howard Keen
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
e-mail: hkeen@temple.edu
phone: 215-204-5990