The Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate offers three undergraduate majors in a Bachelors of Administration (BBA) degree program:
Finance is the study and practice of decision-making to acquire, manage, and divest real and financial assets for the purpose of creating and maintaining economic value. A finance major will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in one or more of the following professional areas: asset management, commercial and investment banking, financial management of industrial enterprises, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and financial consulting.
- The Real Estate curriculum is designed to prepare students for the many careers in real estate as well as provide them the foundation for graduate study in this field. As part of the coursework for the Real Estate major, students will be introduced to ARGUS Financial Analysis, the real estate industry’s leading property analysis software.
- Most business ventures involve risk: the possibility of success or failure. The Risk Management and Insurance curriculum is designed to equip students with the qualitative as well as quantitative tools required for identifying, evaluating and managing risk. While insurance traditionally represents an important aspect of risk management, students also learn to apply a much broader range of tools that vary across industries and across different forms of risk. Career opportunities exist in financial service industries (insurance, banking, pensions, and investment management) as well as in non-financial businesses.