The Department of Finance contributes to the University of Cincinnati's strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Follow the links below for complete details on the programs.
At the undergraduate level, the department supports majors in Finance, Real Estate and Insurance and Risk Management.
The BBA-Finance major major consists of a core set of courses that provides students with the fundamental skills and the strategic mindset required for all career paths in finance. In addition, the major provides students the opportunity to specialize in specific career paths, including investment banking, commercial banking and financial institutions, investments, and corporate finance.
The BBA - Finance degree has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which positions students well to sit for the CFA exams. The CFA charter is widely recognized in Finance as a signal of a high quality professional and is often a prerequisite for advancement in the profession. This recognition also annually provides five scholarships that the department can award to students to defray the costs of sitting for the CFA exams.
The Finance Department delivers two carefully designed sub-plans that have specific purposes and are recognized on your transcripts.
The Analytic Finance Academy sub-plan is a path for ambitious high achievers to gain exposure to more advanced training than is typically available in an undergraduate program.
The Financial Planning sub-plan is a carefully planned set of required courses that prepare you for a career in Financial Planning/Wealth Management and uniquely credentials you to sit for the Certified Financial Planning exam upon graduation.