The School of Business at UA Little Rock offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance to undergraduate students. This finance degree will open doors to a wide variety of careers including commercial banking, financial planning, and investment banking. Our finance graduates are extremely successful on the Series 7 exam and on other professional exams necessary for a career in finance.
Emphasis in all concentrations is on the analytical and decision-making aspects of the subject areas.
The general finance emphasis allows students to develop knowledge and skills for careers in corporate finance, investments, and related areas. Students will develop an analytical framework that allows them to recognize financial problems and develop feasible solutions.
Hands-on Learning Opportunities
Hands-on learning opportunities allow students to expand their knowledge and skills. In their senior year, finance majors have the opportunity to manage the $500,000 Ford Investment Trust.
Students who perform well may participate in the Applied Equity Analysis class. This class manages the student-directed Joe Ford Portfolio. These students essentially perform the roles of equity analysts and may present their equity research to outside business professionals.
Students may also participate in the CFA-sponsored Investment Research Challenge. This intercollegiate competition allows students to showcase financial analysis and presentation skills. In addition, many finance students may participate in finance co-ops that provide first-hand experience in the field.
UA Little Rock’s finance program is a part of the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute. The program consists of academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK)—including the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct—into their curriculum.