Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts

Major, Minor


Why This Program?

This program prepares graduates to plan, manage, and analyze the financial aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, and financial planning. It includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.  

The program is particularly well suited for careers in corporate finance, international finance, new venture financing, investment research and portfolio management, banking, financial consulting, or business financial planning. In addition, a major in Finance is an excellent option for students interested in pursuing an MBA, a CPA certification, or a law degree.

  • Real Experience:  Specialized courses taught by experienced faculty who bring their real-world perspective into the classroom. We also help students find internship opportunities, ensuring you graduate with real world experience.
  • Efficient: Our program is organized to easily accommodate traditional undergraduate, transfer, and continuing education students. You will work with your advisor to ensure you graduate within the timeline that makes sense for you.
  • Joining a history of excellence: Briar Cliff’s nationally recognized Enactus Team has qualified for the national level of competition against universities more than 20 times our size. We are proud of the impact our Enactus group makes on the community far and wide through local and international projects.

We pride ourselves on helping you fit your education into your busy lifestyle to help earn your degree and be eligible and ready for the CPA exams as quickly as possible. This degree will enable you to help businesses run more efficiently. It will transform you into a socially responsible problem-solver who helps organizations run with honesty and integrity.