Undergraduate Program (BSBA)

Finance

If you've got a head for numbers, a Xavier degree in finance adds up to a great investment. Discover the techniques for making investments, controlling costs and making effective financial decisions for companies and organizations. Learn about more than just the bottom line through our academics, ethics and real-world experience.

Sample Four-Year Finance Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Mathematical Perspectives: MATH 140, 150, or 170 3
ENGLISH 101: English Composition 3
ENGLISH 115: English Conversation 3
Second Language I 3
MARKETING 300: Principles of Marketing 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 101: The Business Profession 0
CORE 100: First Year Seminar 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations 3
Second Language II 3
Historical Perspectives Elective 3
ECONOMICS 200: Microeconomic Principles 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 120: Introduction to Business Tech 1
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 120: Introduction to Business Tech 0
CORE 102 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
ECONOMICS 201: Macroeconomic Principles 3
ACCOUNTING 200: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
STATISTICS 211: Statistics For Business II 3
MANAGEMENT 301: Managerial Communications 3
PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 201: The Business Profession II 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
FINANCE 300: Business Finance 3
ACCOUNTING 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
MANAGEMENT 300: Managerial Behavior 3
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 220: Management of Information Technology 3
Natural Science Elective 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 202: The Business Profession II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 200: Philosophical Perspectives 3
ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imagination 3
STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 200: Human Resources in a Diverse Setting 3
FINANCE 350: Financial Statement Analysis 3
FINANCE 365: Investments 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 301: The Business Profession III 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theological Perspectives 3
Humanities Elective 3
ECONOMICS 300: International Trade and Business Environment 3
ECONOMICS 300: International Trade and Business Environment 3
FINANCE 485: Financial Modeling 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 302: The Business Profession III 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Creative Perspectives 3
Scientific Perspective 3
BUSINESS LAW 300: Legal Environment 3
Finance Elective 3
Business Elective or Internship 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 401: The Business Profession IV 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Writing Intensive Elective 3
MANAGEMENT 302: Quality and Product in Operation 3
FINANCE 492: Portfolio Management II 3
FINANCE 495: Cases and Problems in Finance 3
Finance Elective 3
General Elective 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 402: The Business Profession IV 0
CORE 499 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Finance major at Xavier:

Investments (FINC 365) - This course introduces techniques for analyzing investments in equities, fixed-income securities, options, and futures. Emphasis is on asset selection and risk management.

Intermediate Financial Management (FINC 401) - Intermediate Financial Management examines the issues of capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, payout policy, and working capital management at the intermediate level. The course also introduces students to corporate governance and corporate risk management.

Financial Modeling (FINC 485) - This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to apply financial modeling techniques in the identification, analysis, and solution to financial problems. Emphasis in this class is on financial forecasting, valuation, and risk analysis.

Cases and Problems in Finance (FINC 495) - This class is a capstone to the Finance major, integrating material from the other required finance courses. The class consists of case studies involving decision making in the areas of financial analysis, capital budgeting, capital structure, valuation, and related areas.

93% of Xavier finance graduates are employed or in graduate school within 90 days of graduation

93%

of Xavier finance graduates are employed or in graduate school within 90 days of graduation

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OUTSTANDING INTERNSHIPS

Benefit from internships at the region's leading companies and organizations from Fifth Third Bank and General Electric to AK Steel Corp. and Raymond James & Associates.

MEET YOUR MENTOR

For more than a decade, our Mentor Program has matched students of all majors with executives and career professionals in the Cincinnati area and throughout the United States.

REAL EXPERIENCE

Xavier's home to one of the largest educational installations of Bloomberg LP financial software – the standard on Wall Street and throughout the global financial industry. Finance and MBA students manage two investment funds with a combined market value of over $2.5 million.

Xavier by the numbers

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AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

9

FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES IN CINCINNATI

$44,387

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY FOR BUSINESS GRADUATES

65,000+

XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

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At Xavier, a great education comes with a supportive campus and a city full of opportunity. All students have access to a professional, executive mentor through our nationally known Mentor Program.

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