Zicklin Undergraduate Programs

Finance BBA

The BBA in Finance is offered by the Department of Economics and Finance. This major prepares students for professional positions with financial institutions, including commercial, investment, and savings banks; brokerage firms; insurance companies; investment advisory services; and finance companies. Students will also be well prepared to enter the finance departments of non-financial corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governmental agencies.

An internship training program is available to qualified day seniors majoring in finance and investments, with 3 credits a semester for 20 weekly hours of work and for no more than two semesters. These credits cannot be counted toward the credits needed for the major.

Students who are planning on future graduate study in finance or business are strongly recommended to include advanced courses in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics in their undergraduate programs.

All finance courses have FIN 3000 Principles of Finance as a prerequisite. FIN 3000 is required of all BBA students.

Students majoring in finance take three required courses and five elective courses. In addition, a student must earn a 2.0 (C) average or higher in the major courses to graduate.

Required Courses (9 credits)
†ECO 4000 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Finance 3
†FIN 3610 Corporate Finance 3
†FIN 3710 Investment Analysis 3

† Eligibility Requirements for Advanced Finance Courses

  • Must earn average 2.0 GPA or higher in above 3 coursesto take FIN 4000-level Courses.
  • A minimum of 3 credits of Finance required course (FIN 3610, FIN 3710, and ECO 4000) must be taken at Baruch College. *
  • Only the courses taken at Baruch College count in the 2.0 GPA requirement.

* Students who enter Baruch having previously received credit for all three of these listed courses from another AACSB accredited institution may apply for a waiver of this requirement.

Elective Courses (15 credits)

In addition to the three required courses, a student majoring in finance must take a combination of five elective finance, economics, or insurance courses at the 3000 level or 4000 level. Of these five courses, at least three of the five must be 4000 level finance courses, and at least one of the 4000 level finance courses must be FIN 4610 or FIN 4710. Students may use one or two courses from the following list as electives.

ACC 3000 Financial Accounting I 4
ACC 3100 Financial Accounting II 4
RES 3200 Real Estate Finance and Investment 3
RES 3400 Real Estate Capital Markets 3
RES 4200 Investment Strategies in Property Markets 3
RES 4400 Valuations and Underwriting of Securitized Real Estate 3



The BBA and Master of Science Programs in Finance and in Financial Risk Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College are part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. 

This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. 

The CFA Institute aims to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. Its Chartered Financial Analyst designation is among the most prestigious in the finance world. 

As a participant in the University Affiliation Program, Zicklin is allotted a certain number of student scholarships. For information on how to qualify for a scholarship to sit for the CFA exam, please contact Thomas.Piskula@baruch.cuny.edu.

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