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BS in Business Administration - Investment

Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Investment program have the opportunity to learn about risk and portfolio management. Get more details about this online baccalaureate degree here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Investment

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Strong math and analytical skills are important for students seeking to enter this program. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Investment program provides students with the opportunity to build a strong understanding of various business practices while developing skills in and an understanding of investment practices and concepts. Concentration courses are designed to help students learn about analyzing asset allocation models, identifying and analyzing risks, selecting assets for building investment portfolios, applying risk management techniques, and performing trades. In the core curriculum, students take courses in marketing, finance, accounting, business law, management, and operations. Students also have the opportunity to select an onsite or virtual internship with a relevant organization, enabling them to further build skills in the real world.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Investment:

In addition to four courses in the investment area of concentration, students of this program must complete 15 major courses in business as well as general education courses and electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Courses (88 credits)

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Macroeconomics
    • Global Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Small Business Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Business Law
    • Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Business Process Management
    • Operations Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Managerial Economics
    • Corporate Finance
  • Management Policy and Strategy
  • 300/400-level Marketing Course
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Bachelor's Internship in Management
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Management

Investment Concentration Courses (24 credits)

  • Portfolio Management
  • Asset Allocation and Risk Management
  • Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Investments

Elective Courses (35 credits)

  • Open electives

General Education (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After earning this bachelor's degree, graduates might wish to enroll in a master's degree program before entering the workforce. A graduate degree could be essential in assuming more responsibilities in a current position or advancing into senior management or executive positions.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance

Career Paths:

Once they have completed the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Investment program, graduates could be prepared for mid-management or supervisory positions in corporate finance offices, banks, or investment firms. They might also seek employment in insurance companies or consulting firms.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Financial advisor
  • Portfolio manager
  • Investment banker
  • Risk manager

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