The Business Finance degree prepares students for careers in corporate finance, commercial banking, investment banking, financial planning, and other finance and business-related areas.

Business finance students

Make Your Mark as a Trusted Finance Professional

Do you enjoy budgeting and managing money? Are you loyal, curious, analytical, persistent and resilient? Do you have a growth mindset? If so, the business finance degree is for you.

Students will develop excellent spreadsheet and analytical skills, sound knowledge of finance principles and practices, and strong business acumen and initiative. Such knowledge and skills help graduates distinguish themselves early in their careers. The program also helps students become skilled communicators, team members and leaders—all of which are vital and become increasingly important and useful as employees advance in their careers.

As a financial analyst, I serve as a consultant to several internal groups working on a variety of projects. I analyze data, ask meaningful questions, and I'm at the forefront of solving the company's biggest problems.

Travis T.,
BYU-I Graduate

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Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Business Finance have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Credit Analyist

Credit analysts collect and evaluate clients' credit data and financial statements in order to identify and resolve the risks of lending money to them.

Financial Analyst

Financial analysts collect, monitor, and analyze operational data in order to recommend actions that increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve overall financial performance.

Financial Planner

Financial planners advise clients on investments, taxes, estate planning, college savings accounts, mortgages, insurance, retirement and a variety of financial products according to the clients' financial objectives and risk tolerance.

Investment Analyst

Investment analysts examine economic trends and research and analyze financial performance data of companies in order to advise and make recommendations to stockbrokers, fund managers and stock market traders.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 39 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Sociology is right for you, take the following classes first:

  • BUS 100 - Business Exploration and Orientation
  • BA 211 - Business Fundamentals
  • BA 215 - Spreadsheet Analysis for Business
  • ACCTG 201 - Financial Accounting
  • ECON 150 - Economic Principles and Problems – Micro
  • MATH 221A - Business Statistics

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