BS in Finance and Economics

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Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions in corporate finance. Read more about Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics program is offered online and is designed to focus on servant leadership, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and business skills. Major courses give you the opportunity to learn about economics, financial accounting, marketing principles, managerial accounting, organizational behavior and management, business statistics, investments and portfolio management, international trade and finance, and production and operations management. This program includes a capstone course in strategic management where you create a business plan. You also take general education courses intended to focus on effective communication, Christian worldview, critical thinking, and global awareness, perspectives, and ethics.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics program at Grand Canyon University you should be interested in working with financial information.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from Grand Canyon University. This program consists of 34 to 40 general education credits, 56 major credits, and 24 to 30 elective credits.

Finance and Economics Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
ECN 220 Introduction to Economics
ECN 360 Intermediate Economics
ECN 450 International Trade and Finance
ACC 250 Financial Accounting
ACC 350 Managerial Accounting
MKT 245 Principles of Marketing
BUS 340 Ethical and Legal Issues in Business
BUS 352 Business Statistics
BUS 485 Strategic Management
MGT 420 Organizational Behavior and Management
MGT 455 Production/Operations Management
FIN 350 Fundamentals of Business Finance
FIN 450 Intermediate Finance
FIN 451 Investments and Portfolio Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you complete Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics program, you might be able to seek entry-level positions in corporate finance. You could be able to work for banks or insurance and investment companies. Your responsibilities might include handling the financial functions of the company you work for.

Positions you could be able to pursue include:

  • Analyst investment banker
  • Business banking manager
  • Cost estimator
  • Economist
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial assistant
  • Financial economist
  • Loan officer
  • Public finance economist

Advanced Degrees

Although you could seek direct employment after earning the Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from Grand Canyon University, you might be interested in pursuing a master's degree in an area of business, such as finance, banking, or economics. This could increase your knowledge of financial information while possibly preparing you for advanced positions in the business world.

Master's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Master in Banking and Finance
  • Master of Accounting in Financial Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance and Governance
  • Master of Business Administration in Financial Planning
  • Master of Science in Banking and Financial Services Management
  • Master of Science in Economics