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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Business: Finance (BBA)

Invest in your future

Industries of all types need a go-to financial person. Someone who is attentive, goal-oriented, and trustworthy. They also must be familiar with money management, negotiations, and assets of their company. If this peaks your interests, you’ve come to the right place.

We know you like numbers and data. Now’s the time to put your skills to the test. Organize and analyze financial data with statistical models and data analysis tools. Familiarize yourself with financial concepts and use them for hypothetical financing and investment decision making. Identify the complexity of business operations within a global environment.

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Gain equity in experience

Become acquainted with technology that supports approaches to analyze business issues. Explain the operations of key investment concepts and techniques, as well as the operations of financial markets, institutions, and interactions.

Demonstrate effective, compelling, and logical communications within the business environment. Adhere to finance language (net income, liabilities, collateral, and credit score), since it will become a part of your daily use.

Thirsty for more? You can pair your finance major with other tech-focused programs. Or, free your mind with our clubs: Finance, Investments and Real Estate Club (FIRE), and our Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club.

Lead the way in any industry

Those in finance typically end up in government, non-profit, or business sectors. Despite the type of field, you’ll incorporate the principles of ethics and social responsibility in business decision-making into your work, enabling you to become a leader.  

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the B.B.A. degree with Finance Specialization, students will:

  • Analyze business information to provide business strategies that are viable and evidence-informed.
  • Deliver effective oral communications for a variety of business purposes.
  • Produce credible written communications for a variety of business purposes.
  • Apply data analytical tools to inform decision-making about business issues.
  • Integrate the principles of ethics into corporate social responsibility business decision-making.
  • Analyze the complexity of business operations in a global environment.
  • Analyze financial data with statistical models and data analysis tools.
  • Evaluate a variety of investment strategies through the application of key investment concepts and techniques.
  • Explain the interactions between key financial markets and institutions.


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