Finance B.B.A.

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Department of Accounting and Finance
Program Type
Bachelor of Business Administration
Accounting & Finance
Labovitz School of Business and Economics

About this Program

Do you enjoy working with numbers? Would you like to learn how to measure the riskiness of an investment? Do you thrive at problem-solving or aspire to help a company create value for its shareholders? If so, the Finance major may be a great fit for you.

The Finance major teaches students the management of money. Students develop strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities to help organizations effectively manage their finances. Students learn about capital markets and types of assets traded in those markets. Students can practice their financial analysis skills utilizing industry-standard databases.

  • The program boasts a 99% placement rate.

Acquired Skills

  • Understand the value of money, determine whether assets are beneficial, and assess risk to calculate the expected return of financial tactics.
  • Analyze financial statements to evaluate the financial health of a firm and offer strategies to create value for shareholders.

Career Possibilities

The finance major is designed for students pursuing careers in corporate financial management. Graduates find exciting career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Internal Auditing
  • Commercial Lending
  • Finance/Corporate Analysis
  • Planning & Budget Analysis
  • Banking
  • Portfolio Management

Recent UMD Graduates Job Placement Data

Admissions and Scholarships

Students with a major in LSBE are eligible to apply for more than 120 scholarships, with the total scholarship amount in excess of $200,000 annually.  

Student Clubs

The Investment Club is committed to furthering students' interest in investments and finance. The club brings professional and academic speakers to campus, takes part in a virtual stock exchange contest, and works towards making professional connections in the business world.


Freshmen and transfer students are typically admitted as pre-business students for all BBA majors. Admission to candidacy status, which allows access to upper division LSBE classes, typically occurs at the junior level when students have successfully completed all pre-major (pre-candidacy) course requirements and met all of the GPA standards. Students with 2.60 UM and overall, and 2.00 internal and pre-major GPAs, are admitted into the major upon completion of pre-major courses.