Finance - Bachelor's Degree | Hodges University
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Bachelor of Science in Finance
Program Delivery: On Campus and Online
The Bachelor of Science in Finance program courses are offered on campus and online.

Bachelor's Degree in Finance

The Bachelor of Science in Finance program at Hodges University offers a professionally oriented curriculum designed to prepare students for successful careers in institutional finance. Our program places emphasis on problem solving, analytics, decision making and encompasses a broad spectrum of fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in corporate finance, financial planning, investment, budgeting, asset valuation, insurance and financial modeling.

Our finance program employs a new, state-of-the-art BB&T Finance Lab where students and faculty can observe the interaction of market concepts and behaviors through a number of simulated activities. These include trading, the development of investment portfolios, analysis of security pricing trends and research of business entities.

With the integration of the BB&T Finance Lab into the finance curriculum, students will more readily master vital market applications such as asset allocation, diversification, financial analysis, forensic data analysis, market efficiency, portfolio construction and risk management.

Is a Career in Finance Right for Me?

A degree in finance may be a good fit for you if:

  • You are interested in a career in banking or finance.
  • You want a career that will provide opportunity for advancement and additional responsibilities.
  • You are an entrepreneur interested in opening your own business.
  • You enjoy helping others and are seeking a career in financial planning or a related field.
  • You are seeking a degree that offers diverse opportunities in a variety of businesses, nonprofits, government entities, health care, banking and financial services.

Do you possess the following skills?

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Effective Communicator
  • Sound Judgment
  • Good Decision Maker

What is the Finance Career Outlook?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs.

O*Net Online also has a positive outlook for finance-related careers, classifying personal financial advisor, financial analyst, financial manager and other finance-related positions as Bright Outlook occupations. This means these jobs are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.**

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm
**Source: http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=finance

What Can I Do with This Degree?

Occupational titles include:

  • Banking Center Manager
  • Commercial Banker
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Private Banker
  • Cash Manager
  • Commercial Credit Analyst
  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • Credit Manager
  • Benefits Officer
  • Business Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Cost Estimator
  • Hedge Fund Principal Trader
  • Investment Manager
  • Investment Operation Specialist
  • Mutual Fund Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • General Manager
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Investor Relations Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Researcher
  • Securities Analyst
  • Stock Broker
  • Trader
  • Treasurer
  • Trust Officer
  • Actuary
  • Claims Adjuster

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Bachelor of Science in Finance program during any semester. A student who attends full time, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically three courses per term, can complete this program in approximately three years. 

View the Bachelor of Science in Finance course list
Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

Find more detailed information in the Undergraduate Catalog

How is Hodges University’s Finance Program Different?

Our Cutting Edge Curriculum

The Johnson School of Business provides students with a “hands-on” approach to today’s business world with courses taught by experienced business practitioners with outstanding academic and professional credentials, certifications and professional designations. They bring this unique combination of expertise to the students’ learning experience.

BB&T Finance Lab Facility

The BB&T Finance Lab offers a unique set of resources particularly for students to broaden their understanding of financial markets and deepen their modeling, analytical and practical skills while bringing a Wall Street atmosphere into the classroom. In so doing, the BB&T Finance Lab greatly enhances the student’s learning environment and the research opportunities available to them.

The BB&T Finance Lab is equipped with:

  • 16 dual-screen student workstations,
  • ticker tape LED display system within the room,
  • eight large NEC LED video walls,
  • red LED world clock, and
  • desktop software packages for students’ research and analysis.

Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 12 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

Our Faculty

Our Johnson School of Business faculty are experienced in the field, providing real-world, applied knowledge to their students.  Not only are our faculty experienced accounting, business and finance practitioners, they also have outstanding academic and professional credentials, certifications and professional designations.

Faculty are sensitive to the unique needs of adult learners as well as traditional and online learners, and provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Our faculty also hold regular office hours and are readily available to meet with students in person, by phone, by email and through Blackboard virtual office.

Convenient Schedules

The programs is suitable for either full-time or part-time study. Also, the convenient schedule and the applicability of the learning to the workplace attract full-time working professionals who are interested in pursuing their education without interrupting their careers. The learning is current, streamlined, accelerated and designed to facilitate success in a rapidly changing and increasingly global work environment.

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You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email admit@hodges.edu or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.

Your admissions coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Arnold Miyamoto
Adjunct Faculty
amiyamoto@hodges.edu

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