Calculate a better future for yourself with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Good financial sense can take you far in life. With so many unique financial challenges individuals, companies, and organizations are dealing with, the world needs people to help make sense of it all. It’s no wonder financial professionals are in very high demand and will be in demand for years to come.
Our 4+1 Finance BBA/MBA program provides an accelerated path in finance and is designed to help you understand financial theory, improve your math and analytical skills and apply those skills in many different ways, including to banking, corporate finance and financial planning.
- Professional finance experts take you beyond this application and advance your knowledge of the latest developments, concepts, methods, and techniques used in the finance industry.
- Our classes also help you build the skills needed to solve complex financial issues.
- With such a well-rounded education, you’ll have a multitude of career opportunities open to you. You’ll be able to start or enhance your career in a field like investment banking, corporate finance, financial markets and services, or insurance.
- The 4+1 BBA/MBA in Finance program at Baker College is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Learn Your Way
Finance classes are taught exclusively through Baker Online. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study Finance?
Corporations, pension funds, insurance companies, and other organizations and individuals who make investment decisions rely on financial analysts to provide information and guidance. By applying their analytical and decision-making skills, they assess stock and bond performance, study trends, and develop portfolio strategies and recommendations to meet financial goals.
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The Baker College Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance program is a 5-year, IACBE-accredited program consisting of 141 credit hours (36 hours of major courses and 30 hours of general education courses). Our curriculum includes 54 hours of business requirements, including business analytics, personal financial planning and one 120-hour work experience in the field.View Full Curriculum
Banking and Financial Institutions
Personal Financial Planning
Business Work Experience
This 4+1 program provides an exciting pathway for you to gain a BBA finance degree and an MBA degree in five years. Once admitted, you will be allowed to take up to 15 MBA credit hours in your junior and senior years to fulfill the Business Elective courses requirements. The MBA credit hours will apply toward both the BBA finance degree and MBA requirements.
Assuming a student will choose the MBA Finance Major upon completing a BBA Finance degree, he/she will need to complete additional courses to receive an MBA degree. Students will have the option of choosing another major upon admission into the MBA Program. If so, the academic plan will change accordingly.
Please contact the Enrollment Department for admission criteria and submit applications to the Center for Graduate Studies upon completion of 60 credits toward your BBA finance degree. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
Outcomes & Performance
Our quality-focused, market-driven and rigorous program curricula will establish and enhance core business knowledge and the ability to anticipate and react to societal changes, as well as provide students with technological proficiency, the ability to make ethical decisions, and the communication skills that embody the professional acumen graduates need to make positive contributions to their chosen fields.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The College of Business at Baker College has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.
Online Classes Available Anywhere
Baker College online programs are available to students across the country. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Available on Baker Online
Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
100% online, this format offers flexible scheduling with 8-week semestersBaker Online
Unavailable on Online Live
Courses for this degree program are available through Online Live.
100% online with set class times, this format offers live, real-time virtual learning.Online Live