Corporate Finance


Get a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree in Corporate Financial Management

Today's business environment requires increasingly efficient management of a firm's assets. The Corporate Financial Management major prepares students to use established financial principles to meet organizations' financial goals. Students learn how to effectively manage a firm's assets by taking required finance and accounting courses, and electives to allow further study in such areas as firm asset management, investment management, and capital budgeting.

Corporate Financial Management Academic Coursework

All degrees at The University of Akron require a student to complete 128 credits. Please note that some number of electives might be needed in addition to required courses to equal 128 credits. The following are the credits required for Corporate Financial Management majors.

Finance Core (12 credits)

  • 6400:302 Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • 6400:338 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • 6400:343 Investments
  • 6400:473 Financial Statement Analysis

Required (6 credits)

  • 6400:485 Financial Strategy
  • 6400:489 Advanced Financial Analytics

Electives

  • Accounting courses (6 credits): 6200:321, 6200:322. 6200:430, 6200:431
  • Finance (9 credits): 6100:495, 6100:497, 6400:200, 6400:323, 6400:403, 6400:416, 6400:436, 6400:438, 6400:448, 6400:481, 6400:490, 3250:410

Professional Experience

For-credit, paid internship and cooperative work experience opportunities are available where students see how their education is applied in real-world settings. Guest speakers during classes or student organization meetings offer students the chance to interact with key members of the business community.

Course Availability

University general education requirements and CBA Core classes are offered each semester, including over the summer. Please note that the number of sections available is often less during the summer semester.

Finance major courses are offered only in the fall and spring semesters. It is important that students work with their assigned adviser to ensure they stay on sequence with their requirements.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to completing all required courses for their major a student must also maintain certain cumulative GPAs to graduate:

  • 2.3 overall GPA in all courses
  • 2.0 GPA in CBA Core courses 1-4; 6200:201, 6200:202, 6200:250 and 6400:220
  • 2.0 GPA in major courses
  • 2.0 GPA in business and economics courses

Graduation Deadlines

  • Spring Graduation – Apply by December 1
  • Summer Graduation – Apply by April 1
  • Fall Graduation – Apply by July 1

Academic Resources

Resources are available to help you learn more about the school and major, determine class schedules, requirements, and progress toward you degree.

Before you apply to The University of Akron, contact our Undergraduate Recruiter to answer your questions. Current UA students who want to be admitted to a major should be sure to visit an undergraduate Academic Adviser.

Graduation Planning Summary (GPS). The GPS is a document that lists course titles and additional, supplemental information for you as a Corporate Financial Management student. When you are admitted to the CBA, you will review the GPS with your adviser, and use it in conjunction with the Degree Auditing Report System (DARS) (see below).  Download your Corporate Financial Management GPS.

Once you are admitted to The University of Akron, you'll use the Degree Auditing Report System (DARS), which is an online tool you can use to view data about course requirements. DARS outlines your degree requirements, marks completed courses, and shows your remaining coursework.  

Tutoring

Once you are a student, The University of Akron and the College of Business offer tutoring services for additional help in many subjects.

  • The University of Akron offers free online tutorials for students to learn to use a variety of software programs, like Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Google Docs, and Springboard through Atomic Learning.
  • The CBA offers tutoring on business topics.
  • The main campus library has writing and math tutoring services.

Learn about CBA finance students, careers, organizations that have recently hired CBA graduates, and much more on the Finance Department page

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in at least one of our many active, student-run organizations. Participating in an organization will enrich your college experience by providing opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom, and by opening doors to new friendships, networking, professional growth, and jobs. Our student organizations regularly excel in regional and national competitions. CBA finance student organizations include:

You also can get involved in other CBA student organizations:

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