Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 

Finance Major (BSBA)

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Finance Major - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Please see the UNLV Lee Business School, Finance Department web page at www.unlv.edu/finance for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bsba-finance

Please see advising information at the UNLV Lee Business School Undergraduate Advising’s web page at www.unlv.edu/business/advising.


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (www.nwccu.org)

School - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (www.aacsb.edu)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S.B.A. program in Finance, students should be able to:

  1. Be able to recognize and apply time value of money concepts.
  2. Be able to recognize and explain the relationship between risk and return.
  3. Be able to recognize and explain how cash flows create value.
  4. Be able to recognize and explain how information is reflected in market prices.

University Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits

General Education Requirements - Subtotal 35-46 Credits

Where specific courses are not identified, please see the related sections of the Undergraduate Catalog for information about which course may satisfy University core requirements.

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 3-6

Mathematics - Credits: 3

Distribution Requirement - Credits 18-19

Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9
    • Humanities, 6 credits required from two different areas. It is recommended that students take  , as one of the humanities courses.
    • Fine Arts, 3 credits required
  • Social Science:
    • Automatically satisfied by business requirements
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 9-10

Multicultural and International Requirement (Credits: 0-6)

Multicultural, one three-credit course required
International, one three-credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: www.unlv.edu/provost/multicultural-requirement.

Lee Business School Requirements - BSBA in Finance - Subtotal: 75-80 Credits

Finance Major Requirements - Credits: 24

General Electives - Credits: 0-13

The number of  general electives necessary for each student varies based on how many credits a student uses to satisfy the requirements identified above. The minimum number of degree-applicable credits required to earn a degree from the Lee Business School is 120.

Total Credits: 120


1. Students must have earned 39 credits of 300- and 400-level courses upon graduation.
2. Suggested programs of study:
    Students who intend to focus on certain functional areas in finance can choose one of the following suggested programs.
        a. Financial management: finance core courses, ACC 401  , FIN 321  , FIN 405  , FIN 480  .
        b. Investments: finance core courses, FIN 410  , FIN 419  , one elective finance course, RE 334  .
        c. Financial services: finance core courses, FIN 322  , FIN 445  , one 400-level FIN course, RE 332  .
3. The prerequisites for some electives, such as ACC 401  , are not degree applicable.

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