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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Alumnus driving “digital transformation”

Alumnus driving “digital transformation”

When Steve Rado was named chief digital officer for The Children’s Place in August, in addition to his deep marketing expertise, he brought decades of experience in finance and technology to his new role. Read More

INSURANCE STUDENT IS ONE OF 30 TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

INSURANCE STUDENT IS ONE OF 30 TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

Even though the insurance program at BGSU is less than two years old, one of its students has been selected for an honor which will add value to her college education and enhance her knowledge of the risk and insurance management industry. Read More

BGSU offered Gabrielle Yarbrough opportunities to excel and help

BGSU offered Gabrielle Yarbrough opportunities to excel and help

Gabrielle Yarbrough’s business degree specialization – finance and insurance, with a minor in business pre-law – is often associated more with analytics than with soft skills. Read More

STUDENT MANAGED PORTFOLIO BEATS EXPECTATIONS

STUDENT MANAGED PORTFOLIO BEATS EXPECTATIONS

The BGSU Student Managed Fund continued to beat the market in the Fall semester as part of FNCE 4360 – Portfolio Management. Four undergraduate students managed a long-only equity portfolio valued at $509,000. The goal of the class is to beat the S&P 500 index (a benchmark widely used in the investment management industry) on a risk-adjusted basis while minimizing deviation from the index.  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

Insurance and Risk Management Symposium explores job opportunities, future trends

Insurance and Risk Management Symposium explores job opportunities, future trends

Company representatives and students attended the 2017 Insurance and Risk Management Symposium at Bowling Green State University. The theme of this year’s symposium was about insurance and risk management companies' need for new professionals to replace their aging workforce. In return, employees get stable careers with highly competitive wages and advancement opportunities. Read More

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND COMPETITION GOES TO TWO BGSU STUDENTS

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND COMPETITION GOES TO TWO BGSU STUDENTS

Two BGSU business students took first and second place at the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of Cleveland Undergraduate Research Poster Competition held in Cleveland. Junior, Luke Jacob Marcus, who is earning an economics degree, and Mike Shackleton, a senior specializing in finance and accounting, conducted research projects under the guidance of finance Assistant Professor, Dr. Liuling Liu. 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