Finance

Students can launch a successful career in the fast-paced and changing world of Finance and Insurance by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance or a Specialization in Insurance, or by completing required coursework in a Minor in Finance or a Minor in Insurance, depending on an individual student’s career goal and educational need.

Through the Department of Finance, students can also earn the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) by taking courses in the Financial Planning Concentration within the Finance specialization. After completing the required eight courses, students will meet the educational requirements of the CFP® Board of Standards and be eligible to sit for the CFP® certification examination.

Alumnus pays it forward with BGSU students

Alumnus pays it forward with BGSU students

Geoffrey Radbill '68 found his experience at BGSU life changing and believes his time at the university helped set the stage for his future success. Read More

Amy Shore '86 profiled in Fortune magazine

Amy Shore '86 profiled in Fortune magazine

Bowling Green State University alumna Amy Shore ’86, president of property and casualty sales and distribution at Nationwide, was recently profiled in Fortune magazine. 
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Insurance Program on Fast Track to Success with 100% Placement Rate and Strong Corporate Support

Insurance Program on Fast Track to Success with 100% Placement Rate and Strong Corporate Support

Insurance is a major industry in Ohio and it has positioned itself as one of the state’s largest employers. This industry prominence and a shortage of qualified work force is what led the College of Business to resurrect its insurance and risk management program and, in just a few short years, it has become highly successful. Read More

Business Student Wins 1st place in Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Research Poster Competition

Business Student Wins 1st place in Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Research Poster Competition

Mitchell Hogrefe presented his finance research poster at the 2019 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Undergraduate Poster Competition and was awarded first place in the Finance Division. Hogrefe, who is dual specializing in business analytics & intelligence and finance, presented his research on the impact of student loans on post-graduation life. Federal Reserve economists, research analysts, local finance professionals, and faculty from nearby institutions viewed the poster exhibit and talked with presenting students about their research.

Student Managed Fund Continues To Beat the Market

Student Managed Fund Continues To Beat the Market

The BGSU Student Managed Fund continued to beat the market in the Fall semester as part of FIN 4360 – Portfolio Management. Read More

‘GRIT’ IS THE SUCCESS FACTOR

‘GRIT’ IS THE SUCCESS FACTOR

Grit. Not a pretty word, but an essential quality for success in life, and one that Bowling Green State University students tend to possess, Brady Young told graduates in his commencement address Aug. 5. That “drive and determination to succeed and accomplish your goals will ultimately win the day,” he said. READ MORE

Hot Topics, Including Hurricane Florence Impacts, Discussed at Insurance Symposium

Hot Topics, Including Hurricane Florence Impacts, Discussed at Insurance Symposium

Students, faculty, staff, and community members heard expertise from a panel of insurance CEOs at the 4th Annual Insurance & Risk Management Institute (IRMI) Symposium. A wide range of hot topics were discussed, such as insurance technology, career paths, artificial intelligence, big data, community involvement, and the anticipated impact of Hurricane Florence which was expected to make landfall two days after the symposium. Read More

Department Awards Record-High Scholarships

Department Awards Record-High Scholarships

Recipients of Finance and Insurance scholarships, donors, and faculty at the Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony in September, 2018. Read More

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Business Administration are expected to be able to:

Goal 1: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in business knowledge and its application

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, business statistics, operations & supply chain management, business law, organizational behavior, marketing, information technology, management science, and global strategy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using business-related software applications.
  • Demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge across business disciplines.

Goal 2: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in applying appropriate problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.

Outcome: Students will -

  • Identify a business problem, develop and critically evaluate alternative solutions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Assess the outcomes of a course of action and make appropriate adjustments.

Goal 3: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Effectively write a business document.
  • Make effective oral presentations in both individual and team settings.
  • Demonstrate the understanding and application of teamwork.

Goal 4: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will recognize the ethical aspects of business.

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Recognize the context of the ethical situation (economic, legal or cultural).
  • Define the ethical responsibilities of business organizations.
  • Describe the ramifications of unethical behavior.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. For more information, click here

The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. For more information, click here

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, leads to professional licensure. For more information, click here.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Individualized business 
  • Information systems
  • Information systems, auditing, and control
  • Insurance
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services Marketing
  • Supply chain management