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Finance B.A.

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    Finance B.A.

    Join a rigorous but rewarding AACSB-accredited finance program designed to prepare you for lucrative careers in business, investments and banking.

Explore the finance bachelor’s degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA’s challenging, career-focused finance program explores a variety of business areas, with special attention to corporate finance and investments. Additional topics include international finance, financial institutions and financial derivatives. 

Networking and professional opportunities
Make professional connections and get real-world experience as you pursue your bachelor’s degree. UAA offers internship opportunities with Alaska financial firms and government agencies that give you the chance to work with financial planners and wealth managers, meet financial clients and more. 

Scholarships and financial aid
Get help with tuition and educational costs. UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy offers a variety of scholarships and other types of financial assistance for undergraduate business students. Learn more about financial aid opportunities at UAA.

Finance B.A.

Degree Type:

  • Baccalaureate

Program Length: Four Years

Availability:Anchorage campus

Accredited by: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)

What can you do with a finance degree from UAA?

Anchorage is home to many investment firms and large corporations. UAA alumni frequently secure jobs working for these companies in investment advising, financial analysis, corporate finance and banking. A degree in finance will also open doors to a variety of other business careers. 

Finance graduate programs
Prepare for graduate programs at business schools where you can specialize in areas such as corporate finance and investment banking. UAA also offers a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree that prepares you for managerial and leadership roles in business. 

Finance careers

  • Corporate finance
  • Investment banking
  • Financial planning
  • Financial advising
  • Security management
  • International finance

By the numbers..

97%
1-year in-state job placement rate for B.A. in finance alumni
Alaska Department of Labor

Finance bachelor’s degree program highlights

Choose a major in finance at UAA for opportunities that will set you apart in the job market and prepare you for career success.

  • Get real-world business experience. Opportunities include paid internships with local financial services companies, offering on-the-job training and professional networking opportunities.
  • Learn from top financial professionals. Program faculty are experts in their field and bring diverse research backgrounds and first-hand business experience to their classes.
  • Join UAA’s Finance and Investment Club. This active student club holds investment competitions and networking events, brings in guest speakers and shares job and internship opportunities.
  • Explore career possibilities. Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) promotes job openings and recruits UAA finance program alumni for entry-level positions.

Amazing stories from finance majors

Jocelyn Humble wearing a white sweater standing in front of the sunset

UAA’s finance program taught me the fundamentals of risk analysis and the applications of various financial instruments. This was useful in obtaining my current position in the insurance industry. I also developed relationships in the community through the program that accelerated my personal and professional growth and got to work with professors who are intelligent and inspiring.

Jocelyn Humble
B.A. finance; Underwriter, Alaska National Insurance Company
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Kiplinger ranks a finance degree in its top 10 of Best College Majors for Your Career. Forbes ranks finance in its top 15 list of Most Valuable College Majors. World Wide Learn ranks finance in the top 5 of 25 Business Majors with the Best Value.

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Professor Nofsinger holds the Seward Endowed Chair in International Finance at UAA and is an internationally known scholar in the fields of behavioral and socially responsible finance.

Faculty profile: John Nofsinger, Ph.D.

Finance bachelor’s degree program curriculum

The bachelor’s degree in finance is a mathematics-intensive program that covers topics such as investing strategies, portfolio management and assessing financial risk. The program also includes courses in banking.

Top classes for finance majors

  • Explore topics such as bond portfolio management, interest rates and performance evaluation in Bond Market Analysis, an advanced course in investment management covering fixed-income securities.
  • In UAA’s International Finance course, you’ll learn about business concepts, including foreign exchange determination, international acquisitions and taxation, hedging and speculation.
  • Cover stock valuations and financial securities investment techniques in Investment Management.