What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

The degree requires the completion of 60 credit hours. A student can expect to complete the degree in two years by taking 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring).

*The program does not require you to travel to a classroom for instruction; however, you may be required to attend an orientation session or take an exam on campus.

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer.

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Finance, Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program

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LaToya and Moisés
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Dr. Ritu Lohtia
rlohtia@gsu.edu
404-483-4428

For help with the admissions process, contact your admissions counselor.

The online B.B.A. in Finance degree completion program will equip you with a strong technical knowledge of finance, the ability to critically analyze and solve problems associated with the financial operations of a firm, and experience preparing and presenting business reports through a monetary lens.

Finish your finance degree online at your own pace.

Apply the credits from your associate’s degree or an undergraduate program at another college toward a 4-year Robinson degree. Through one-on-one support with an academic advisor, you’ll design a convenient program of study that will strengthen your career.

Earn A Quality Education

All your courses were developed and are taught by Robinson faculty, and you will have 1:1 access to those instructors. You will receive the same high-quality education as a traditional student and be able to walk in the university’s graduation ceremony.

Because your courses are asynchronous*, you can hold down an internship, or a part- or full-time job while pursuing your degree. You can tailor your degree to meet your personal and professional goals and can take electives covering topics such as management, hospitality, and international business.BBA

Gain the Robinson Advantage

Access a Robust Network

  • Robinson’s network comprises approximately 80,000 alumni and more than a dozen advisory boards and industry roundtables. Students engage with these groups at networking and mentoring events that can lead to internship and employment opportunities.
  • Browse more than 10,000 job and internship opportunities through Robinson’s career platform.
  • Meet with career coaches who specialize in your field.
  • Tackle hands-on projects with partner companies such as FIS Global and Grady Memorial Hospital.
  • Participate in virtual exchange projects with colleagues from international partner institutions.

Join Student Organizations

  • Finance Society
  • Investment Management Group
  • Atlanta Student Investment Club
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • ASCEND (Pan-Asian student business organization)
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Beta Alpha Psi

Transform Your Life

Robinson's Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program makes it easy to finish your undergraduate degree. Learn more from the faculty director, Dr. Ritu Lohtia.

“The past four years have been long and hard. I told myself I couldn’t quit because I was tired or angry. I had to finish so I could finally breathe,” she said. “When I graduated, I exhaled and said, ‘I did it!’” - Ayesha Bullock, Online BBA Finance

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Program Details

The program is open to Re-entry/Re-admit, Transfer and Transition students.

Eligibility Requirements

* A GPA of 2.8 or higher GPA in area F with no grade lower than a C-

* Completion of MATH 1401 and MATH 1111

The Application Process Is Easy

Re-entry/Re-admit Students (Apply Now)
If you’re a former Georgia State student who hasn’t registered for courses for the last three semesters, apply as a re-entry student. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online. You do not have the option of indicating that you are interested in the Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program. The university will be in touch with you.

Transfer Students (Apply Now)
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online. You do not have the option of indicating that you are interested in the Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program. The university will be in touch with you.

Transition Students (Apply Now)
If you’re enrolled in an associate degree pathway at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, we make it easy for you to move on to your bachelor’s degree. Seamlessly transition to the Atlanta Campus by submitting a Transition Application. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online. You do not have the option of indicating that you are interested in the Online B.B.A. Degree Completion Program. The university will be in touch with you.

The B.B.A. in Finance will equip you with a strong technical knowledge of finance, the ability to critically analyze and solve problems associated with the financial operations of a firm, and experience preparing and presenting business reports through a monetary lens.

Hands-On Course Highlights

Financial Analysis and Introduction to Loan Structuring (FIN 4020)
FI 4020 is a course about understanding and analyzing the financial operations of a business with specific emphasis on the funding needs of public and private, non-financial firms. Companies need capital for a variety of reasons and access to adequate and reasonably priced capital is essential to the survival of any firm. The main focus of this class will be on bank loan capital; however, other sources of capital will also be discussed, especially with regards to determining a firm’s appropriate financial structure.

The primary data used to evaluate a firm’s current financial health and future fund needs are the income statement and the balance sheet. The tools employed to examine this data are financial statement inspection, cash flow statements, financial ratios, common-size financial statements, cash budgets, and proforma statements. This course provides a framework for analyzing a firm’s past, estimating its future performance, and valuing its equity. Key concepts from accounting, finance, economics, and business strategy are integrated and applied to financial decision-making. In this course, students will learn contemporary forecasting and valuation techniques used by practitioners as well as evidence from academic research on the effectiveness of these techniques.

Introduction to Financial Data Analytics (FI 4090)
This course provides the foundation for financial data analytics. The objective of this course is to gain experience in analyzing financial data using modern machine learning techniques, statistical methods, and prediction models. Students will perform data analysis using a statistical programming environment to address a range of financial questions in practice. Students will have hands-on experience in the development of data analytics applications.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Finance (FI 4092)
This is an advanced undergraduate elective course on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications in finance. Students will develop an understanding on how modern machine learning methods and other analytics techniques can be used to address practical problems encountered in asset management, corporation finance, and financial institution settings. Students will develop programming skills using Python language for the applications of these methods. The techniques discussed will include tree regression, neutral network, textual analysis, web scraping, and data visualization.

Foundations of FinTech (FI 4460)
The financial services industries are changing rapidly with the emergence of financial technology (FinTech). The objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of FinTech and introductions to its applications in financial services, such as commercial and investment banking, digital investing, financial advising, and insurance. Students are expected to develop a broad understanding of the recent FinTech development and its impact on different parts of the financial world. Students will also have hands-on problem solving experiences that can be useful in FinTech applications and innovation. Topics may include but are not limited to: blockchain and cryptocurrencies, smart contracting, P2P lending, crowdfunding, robo-advising, and InsurTech.

Please note: while every section of the above courses might not include exactly the above projects, faculty incorporate real-world learning into the curriculum.

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Scholarships

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Loans

The goal of the undergraduate finance program is to prepare graduates to succeed in entry-level positions in finance and elsewhere in business. Careers in finance are available in nearly every organization ranging from the small entrepreneurial firm to the large corporate organization as well as in the financial services industry including commercial and investment banking, investment management, insurance organizations and securities firms.

Students completing the finance program will possess a number of proficiencies including a strong technical knowledge of finance, the ability to critically analyze and solve problems associated with the financial operations of a firm, and to prepare and present business reports of a financial perspective.

Careers

The B.B.A. in Finance will equip you with a strong technical knowledge of finance, the ability to critically analyze and solve problems associated with the financial operations of a firm, and experience preparing and presenting business reports through a monetary lens.

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected companies including Truist Securities, BlackRock, Blackstone, Georgia-Pacific, Citi, Adobe, Bank of America, Deloitte Consulting, Voya Investment Management, Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Chase, PepsiCo, PwC, and Chubb.

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

investment officer
consultant
credit analyst
financial analyst
risk advisory consultant
accounting assistant

Contacts

For help with the admissions process, contact your admissions counselor.

Faculty Director, Dr. Ritu Lohtia
rlohtia@gsu.edu
404-483-4428

35 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303