Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with major in Finance

Students seeking to major in Finance at the undergraduate level have the following choices:

The department also offers minors for business majors and non-business majors in:

Master of Science in Business Administration (M.S.B.A.) concentration in Finance

In addition to offering the Master of Science in Business Administration concentration in Finance, the department supports the finance requirements in various graduate programs.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration with concentration in Finance

The Department also offers a Ph.D. in Finance. The goal of the program is to prepare effective teachers and researchers. The department has a specialty in one of the most exciting fields of finance—market microstructure.

Graduate Certificates

Financial Analysis and Planning

The Financial Analysis and Planning Graduate Certificate is designed for students interested in acquiring theoretical and practical financial knowledge and skills consistent with 21st century organizational needs and financial industry careers. The certificate program satisfies the need for learning about professional career opportunities for future success in financial certification exams such as CFA exam or CFP exam or a terminal degree in Finance.

National and Global Certification and Licensing Programs

Professional Real Estate Program

The Professional Real Estate Program is offered both online and on campus, and is designed for real estate professionals or those who desire to become a real estate professional.

Financial Analyst

The Financial Analyst track certifies that the student has developed the initial understanding of the financial topics included in the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world; enrolling in the Financial Analyst track is the first step toward earning this qualification. The CFA® Program curriculum covers concepts and skills a student will use at all career stages, connecting academic theory with current practice and ethical and professional standards to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. For more information on the CFA, please click here.

Financial Planning

The Financial Planning track meets specific criteria for students who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification. This financial planning education program is registered with Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, Inc. to verify that the student has completed coursework covering all 72 topics tested on the CFP® Certification Exam. The department issues an internal completion certificate and provides the names of successful students to the CFP Board. Taught by experienced and well renowned faculty, the students who successfully complete this program are deemed to have met the Education requirement set forth by the Financial Planning Board and are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.  For more information on the CFP, please click here.

CFP Exam Educational Requirements

FCBE students can fulfill the CFP exam educational requirements and gain insights into the 72 CFP exam topics by taking the courses approved for the CFP exam educational requirements. Click CFP exam educational requirements for details. The CFP exam is administered by the CFP Board headquartered in Washington, DC. For more details on the exam, please click here.

Although there is significant overlap between the CFP exam educational requirements and FIR Financial Planning certificate, each one is an independent goal and students can target either one separately or both of them together.