Finance (BBA)

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Business and Leadership
Degree Level
College of Business, Leadership, and Ethics
Sample Plan

Viterbo’s finance program provides students with in-depth financial knowledge and strong analytical, communication, leadership, and decision-making skills for success in today’s always-expanding financial environment. Students in this program benefit from Viterbo’s Charles D. Gelatt Finance Simulation Laboratory, faculty with years of finance experience, and courses grounded in ethical decision-making for business professionals.



  • All students pursuing the BBA degree must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the major requirement courses, and students must receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or higher in each of these courses. If a grade of CD or below is earned in any of these courses, the course must be repeated until a grade of C or higher is achieved. Students pursuing the business education major must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in all business and education coursework.
  • All transfer students seeking an undergraduate degree offered by the Dahl School of Business must earn a minimum of 15 credits of business coursework at Viterbo University.
Learning Outcomes
  • Apply principles of various business disciplines to solve complex issues using strategic and critical approaches to decision-making and problem solving.
  • Apply an understanding of how the global economic environment functions to carry out financial operations and investing.
  • Demonstrate sound ethical decision-making skills to fundraising, wealth management, financial analysis, and capital budgeting.
  • Communicate clearly and objectively and effectively convey financial information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment and the impact of changes in relevant requirements, constraints, and competitive practices. 

The Servant Leadership Embedded Certificate is embedded within the Business Core curriculum. Students will practice ethical decision making, learn to communicate through storytelling, develop contemplation and discernment, understand how to build community and how to support the Common Good.

  • Practice ethical decision-making
  • Communicate through storytelling
  • Develop contemplation and discernment
  • Understand how to build community and support the Common Good
    Complete one Franciscan Values and Traditions course (VUSM-100 level course). Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Living in a Diverse World course. Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Social Justice and Equity course.
    Complete one The Ethical Life course (VUSM-400 level).
    Complete three credits of historical analysis.
    Complete three credits of literary analysis.
    Complete four credits of scientific reasoning in the natural sciences.
    Complete three credits of scientific reasoning in the social sciences.
    Complete three credits of artistic engagement.
    Complete three credits of theological inquiry.
    Complete three credits of integrating faith and practice.
    Complete three credits of philosophical and moral inquiry.
    Complete a minimum of 40 upper division credits (300/400).
    Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits.

Finance (transfer agreement) Major (Bachelor of Business Administration)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree must have been earned after May 2006 for Western Technical College (WTC) graduates. Students may not begin these specifically-articulated transfer programs or be considered a student in these programs until the AAS degree has been completed and documented on the technical college transcript. A student who did not complete the AAS degree could instead complete the requirements of the general major, and any completed courses of the AAS would count toward the major, but in order to come into this articulated transfer agreement program, the AAS must be completed prior to transfer to Viterbo. The student cannot be dually enrolled.  

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (35-43 credits) – see core curriculum section of catalog
  • Major requirements (26-42 credits) – see below
  • Final degree requirementsa minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level

Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Western TC - Financial Services

ACCT 415, BLAW 450, COMM 105, FINA 304, 355, four credits of FINA 487, MGMT 341, 374, 449, 492, MKTG 351, 356