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Program Overview

Program Overview

Prepare to make a difference as an effective, ethical financier. Our experienced faculty will guide and grow you. You'll have opportunities for experiential learning, including managerial finance, international economics, portfolio management. In our Financial Markets Lab, you'll learn to use Bloomberg Terminals to analyze financial data and metrics. You'll even have a keycard to access the lab at any time. 

You'll have internship and study abroad opportunities. You'll be part of the Lipscomb team that competes against other universities in the TVA Investment Challenge. You and your team will manage a portfolio of securities on TVA's behalf. Each team competing will be responsible for security selection, portfolio balancing and other fund management decisions. With rigorous and relevant curriculum, chances for hands-on learning and real-life experience, you'll have the foundation you need to thrive.

Courses

Courses

Business Core (48 hours*) and Other Required Courses for B.B.A. Degree

All majors in the B.B.A. degree must complete the following courses:

  • AC 2503 - Financial Accounting
  • AC 2513 - Managerial Accounting
  • BA 3403 - Enterprise Systems and Analytics
  • BA 3703 - Business Communication
  • BA 3803 - Business Ethics
  • BA 4503 - Business Policy and Strategy
  • EC 2413 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC 2403 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENT 2503 - An Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business
  • FI 2503 - Business Analytics
  • FI 3503 - Principles of Finance
  • MG 2013 - Business Statistics
  • MG 3503 - Principles of Management
  • MG 3613 - Legal Aspects of Business I
  • MK 3503 - Principles of Marketing
  • OSCM 3503 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MA 1113 - College Algebra or MA 1123 or MA 1135 or MA 1314 or MA 2053


Select three hours from the following international courses:

  • BA 3603 - Fundamentals of International Business
  • AC 4803 - Global Business, Culture, and Travel to [insert destination]
  • FI 4803 - Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination]
  • MG 4803 - Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] or
  • MK 4803 - Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination]


Note:

* There are 48 hours in the business core. EC 2413 and MA 1113 are also included in the general education requirements.


Total hours required in addition to the B.B.A. requirements: 24

Specific courses required:

  • FI 2303 - Financial Markets & Institutions
  • FI 3703 - Equity Investments
  • FI 390V - Internship in Finance
  • FI 4343 - Fundamentals of Real Estate
  • FI 4813 - Investment Fund Management


Concentrations (pick one)

Corporate Finance

  • FI 3012 - Corporate Finance
  • FI 3603 - International Economics and Finance
  • FI 4032 - Investment Banking
  • FI 4062 - Financial Modeling


Personal Financial Planning

  • FI 3643 - Financial Planning
  • FI 4042 - Insurance Planning
  • FI 4052 - Retirement Planning
  • FI 4072 - Tax Planning for High Net Worth Individuals


Note:

At least a grade of "C" is required for all upper-division finance courses included in the major. The course must be re-taken if a grade lower than "C" is received.

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Jeff Jewell

    Jeff Jewell

    Professor

    Jeff Jewell, professor of finance, teaches courses in corporate finance, investing, and portfolio management. He has earned a B.A. from Harding University, an MBA from the University of Alabama, and...

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  • Julio Rivas-Aguilar

    Julio Rivas

    Associate Professor

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Career Paths

Financial Analysts

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

Financial Examiners

Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.

Personal Financial Advisors

Personal financial advisors provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.

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