Buena Vista University

Finance and Banking

Do you have an innate ability to understand the bottom line? Do you want to take that even further? With a background in finance and banking, you'll help businesses and other organizations make money. You will manage stock portfolios, track investments, raise funds, and get involved on a planning level. Finance and banking majors in BVU Professional & Online Studies programs take courses that are integrated and rounded out with business courses, ensuring you have the skills that apply to your professional pursuits.

Employment opportunities include:

Individuals searching for finance or banking school in Iowa who are looking for adult learning classes need to look no further than BVU. You can take online, hybrid or evening classes at one of our Graduate & Professional Studies locations at community colleges throughout Iowa. As a finance major in professional studies working toward your degree completion, you can take advantage of a variety of career opportunities.

Courses of study

Major in Finance and Banking: 58 credit hours

Common business core:

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
MGMT 206 Management Science
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

Major courses:

FNBK 316 Corporate Finance
FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statements
FNBK 356 Financial Planning
FNBK 405 International Finance
FNBK 420 Money and Credit Institutions
FNBK 430 Capital Markets and Investments
FNBK 440 Insurance and Real Estate
FNBK 495 Internship
For maximizing career and graduate school potential, finance and banking majors are strongly encouraged to supplement their major courses by advancing their communication, accounting, and quantitative skills. Please consult with the FNBK faculty in determining the appropriate coursework to achieve these objectives.

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