Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance

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Solve Financial Problems in a Global Market

Regardless of the industry, finance professionals are critical to an organization’s success. EKU’s 100% online bachelor of business administration in finance provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the finance principles and practices necessary for success. Through coursework in both managerial finance and financial planning, students gain a competitive edge in the job market and are poised to move quickly into upper management. Graduates are prepared to take on key positions with excellent salaries or pursue an MBA.

Program At-A-Glance


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120 Credit Hours

to Graduate

Up To 90 Hours

Transfer Credit
Cost per hour


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Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills for today’s business environment. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs.

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • One of the few programs nationwide aimed at preparing students for the Certified Financial Manager (CFM) examination
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Free textbooks for undergraduate students
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Fast-track opportunities for students with 80 or more credit hours
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Minors & Certifications

Minors & Certificates can be difficult to complete with this program.  If you wish to explore this option, please work directly with your program advisor.

Career Opportunities

Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for financial professionals.

Job Opportunities Include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Tax manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Assistant treasurer 
  • Investor relations associate
  • Actuary
  • Credit analyst 
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EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, forensic accounting, and investment and portfolio theory.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate with a bachelor degree, including 42 upper-division credits. Complete degree requirement information about the Finance BBA program is available in the University undergraduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 90 hours of credit from accredited institutions. Please note that a minimum of 30 credit hours in this degree program must be completed at Eastern Kentucky University.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to EKU for appropriate articulation. Learn more about transferring to EKU.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog

FIN 201 – Personal Money Management (3)
A consumer approach to insurance, family budgeting, income taxes, elementary investment principles, and estate planning.

FIN 301 – Corporate Finance (3)
An in-depth exploration of capital structure (including dividend policy) decisions, working capital management, financial forecasting and planning, the agency problem and its implication for security markets and firm valuation, financial market efficiency.

FIN 304 – Financial Institutions (3)
A comprehensive overview of the financial institutions industry, with an emphasis on commercial banks.

FIN 324 – Principles of Investment (3)
Analysis of the characteristics, valuation, and tax implications of various investments such as common and preferred stock; corporate, federal and municipal.


Kaitlin Dougherty

Kaitlin Dougherty

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Kaitlin Dougherty for information about the EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Public Accounting Bachelor’s Degree programs.

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Application Deadlines


Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June


Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Financial Aid Office: 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345
Student Account Services: 859-622-1232

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Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan

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