Bachelor’s Degree (BBA) in Finance

Finance: The UDC Edge

UDC’s location in the heart of the nation’s capitol gives students several opportunities to complement their education with internship or networking opportunities with governmental, regulatory or other public finance entities. D.C. is also home to numerous financial institutions, major corporations and nonprofit organizations.

In line with UDC’s mission of service to the community, you can gain real-world financial experience by helping District residents with their taxes through UDC’s IRS-authorized tax clinic.

Bachelor’s Degree (BBA) in Finance

Whether it’s a family budget or a corporate balance sheet, there is insight to be gained from the rows of numbers plotted on a spreadsheet. Understanding financial data leads to smarter decision-making and more efficient operations. If you find meaning in numbers, the University of the District of Columbia can help you transform that interest into a career.

The bachelor’s degree program in finance at UDC educates the financial leaders of tomorrow in areas ranging from personal finance and investments to the highest levels of corporate, financial institution, public financial management and international finance.

You will explore the concepts behind corporate financial management, investment decision-making, capital markets, mortgage banking and the role of risk and return in the decision process.

The BBA program in finance is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. (ACBSP).


Curriculum and Requirements in the UDC Finance Program

The bachelor’s degree in finance requires 130 credit hours, with an emphasis on developing communication skills, computer knowledge and ethical behavior

Courses offered within the finance major cover topics such as:

  • Personal finance, economics, money and banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Investments
  • Security analysis
  • International finance
  • Public finance
  • Financial institutions
  • Capital markets

Student Organizations and Activities in the UDC Finance Program

Student organizations for finance students include:

  • Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • UDC Accounting Club
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Student, faculty and alumni have been known to participate in investment clubs, and a planned on-campus “trading room” will bring the energy of a stock market trading floor to the UDC campus.

You may also participate in the UDC Tax Clinic (an IRS-authorized Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site), where District residents come to receive help with their taxes.

UDC students attend the annual Opportunity Funding Corporation’s Venture Challenge business plan competition in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, UDC placed fifth.

Faculty Spotlight: UDC Finance Program

Career Pathways and Prospects

A bachelor’s degree in finance from UDC prepares you for positions in:

  • Corporate financial management
  • Commercial banking
  • Thrift institutions
  • Non-depository institutions such as insurance companies and pension funds
  • Real estate and real estate management
  • Personal financial counseling
  • Mortgage banking
  • Investment management and analysis
  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Local, state and federal government
  • Regulatory agencies  


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