Finance, B.S.

Challenge yourself to succeed in your goals and exceed beyond expectations in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance degree program. Build a strong core across principles of business, develop long-lasting expertise in finance, and choose whether to further your specialization in the Franchise Management concentration—all while deepening and affirming your Christian faith.

Rinker School of Business

West Palm Beach



Why Major in Finance at PBA?

Assert yourself as a wide-ranging thinker and experienced professional through the Bachelor’s in Finance degree program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Build your resume with student leadership opportunities, robust internship placements, and the irreplicable experience of learning from industry experts who are also dedicated followers of Christ. Join the ranks of PBA graduates who are highly sought after in our community, across the state, and around the world.

  • Find Your Confidence in Christ: Biblical principles underpin all that you do in your classes, internships, and professional collaborations.
  • A Place to Grow: From our home here in Palm Beach County’s financial and wealth management district, develop networks and discover job opportunities.
  • Titus Center for Franchising: The Franchise Management concentration is linked with one of the nation’s only dedicated centers for business franchising!
  • Study Abroad: Unearth new perspectives through global experiences in competitive locations like London, England, Paris, France, and Seoul, South Korea.

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What You’ll Learn

You will graduate from the finance degree program with:

  • Business-appropriate communication skills
  • Teamwork and group collaboration capabilities
  • An understanding of the elements, standards, and application of critical thinking
  • Business expertise in the areas of technology, research, finance, accounting, marketing, global business, management, and business law
  • The ability to express a Christian worldview in relation to business practices.

Investment Club

Engage with your peers in and beyond the business department through the student-led Investment Club. This impactful hands-on learning environment teaches you the basics of investing, allows you to manage a simulated portfolio, and connects you with local business leaders.

Program Details

Sharpen your skills in the fundamentals of business—including marketing, management, accounting, global business, and business law—as you build confidence and prowess as an expert in finance. With holistic understanding across both the profession and other aspects of our rich, complex world, you will stand out as a purpose-driven thinker and doer long into your career.

Review all courses for the 120-credit-hour Bachelor’s in Finance program.

The robust business core provides a solid foundation in statistics, accounting, marketing, finance, management, macro and microeconomics, data analysis, leadership and ethics, and business law. These essential competencies strengthen your collaborations in the far-reaching business sphere.

Specialize your expertise with courses in financial institutions, investments, markets, financial analysis and modeling, managerial finance, derivatives, and international aspects of finance and business. You’ll also complete a finance-specific internship to fully ground your learning in real-world applications.

Build on your subject learning through broad courses that help you understand more about the world and your place within it. In PBA’s Faith, Roots, and Reason coursework, exercise your faith and expand your worldview in courses on social sciences, biblical studies, communication, global studies, and more.

Prepare to own and operate a franchise through our four-course franchise concentration, where you’ll specialize your skills with courses in franchise creative ventures, franchise management and operations, and a 90-hour internship in a franchise corporate environment.


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Business and finance is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country, with nearly a million projected job openings each year over the next decade. The essential skills, experience, and professional connections of PBA’s finance major can set you up for high-earning roles like financial analyst, where the median salary is $96,220 per year. 


You’ll have flexibility to pursue the aspects of finance that most interest you, whether in franchising, brokerage firms, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, or other settings. 


Consider job titles like:

  • Budget analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Financial examiner
  • Logistician
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Purchasing manager

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