Financial Analysis

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type

Emphasis

Department

School of Business

The Financial Analysis emphasis includes courses in the traditional areas of managerial finance, financial institutions, investments and economics and accounting. Financial analysts who can assess the viability, stability and profitability of a business are an asset to companies in every sector and field—allowing them to work in a wide range of industries and have a high earning potential.

Program Overview

Learn how to predict business performance and forecast investments.

If you are interested in a career in accounting or finance, but do not intend to seek Certified Professional Accountant certification, the Financial Analysis emphasis was designed for you. This emphasis includes courses in the traditional areas of managerial finance, financial institutions, investments and economics and also requires a substantial core of accounting courses. Upon graduation, you’ll be well-prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities including financial management, compliance and regulation, operations, banking, lending and investment.

Acquiring the skills to succeed

Financial Analysis students graduate with a deep understanding of how to analyze financial data — an appealing skillset that employers look for, no matter what career path they decide to pursue.

Courses

Code Title Credits Description
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 View
ACC 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 View
ACC 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 View
ACC 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 View
ACC 320 Advanced Management Accounting 3 View
ACC 350 Income Tax 3 View
ACC 460 Advanced Income Tax 3 View
BUAD 210 Legal Environment of Business 3 View
BUAD 220 Spreadsheets and Analysis 3 View
BUAD 461 Investments 3 View
BUAD 491 Strategic Management 3 View
CS 120 Professional Computer Skills 3 View
ECON 201 Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) 3 View
ECON 202 Microeconomics 3 View
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 View
ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 View
ECON 316 Econometrics 3 View
ECON 361 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets 3 View
MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1) 3 View
MATH 141 Precalculus (GT-MA1) 4 View
MATH 151 Calculus I (GT-MA1) 4 View
MATH 213 Probability and Statistics 3 View

Careers

Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.

Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.

The data below is automatically collected by Burning Glass Technologies, a firm that sources job market data and provides analytics. The statistics illustrate general trends in U.S. careers, but do not precisely represent every job and salary.

Scholarships

Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.

Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).

  • Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
  • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
  • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.

The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Presidential Promise is guaranteed to students who have received a scholarship through the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and/or GearUp—and are eligible for a Pell Grant. For students who meet these criteria, Western will cover the cost of tuition and fees through the combination of federal, state and institutional aid. For more information on the Presidential Promise, visit our scholarships page.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) tuition represents a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the WUE or CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. For 2018-19, total in-state tuition was $8,934. WUE/CP tuition was $13,401. The WUE/CP discount is valued at $4,695.

For more information about the WUE and CP geography-based programs, visit Western’s Tuition Discount Programs Page.

Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a merit scholarship worth between $2,500-$4,500 per year for in-state students and $8,000-$10,000 for out-of-state students. The amount is based on the student's GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Visit our Net Price Calculator at western.edu/cost to determine whether you qualify for a merit scholarship.

For more information about merit scholarships at Western, visit our scholarships page.

Get Involved

Apply your education to the real-world.

Take your education outside of the classroom—build your professional network, gain practical experience and jump-start your career.

  • CPA Prep: Our auditing class is designed to prepare students for the CPA.
  • Office of Career Success: Business students have a department-specific career services professional.
  • Study Abroad: Experience Harlaxton College in the English Midlands.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): IRS-certified students provide free basic tax return preparation to the campus and community.

Career-ready

Students in the School of Business are provided guidance for professional development through on and off-campus resources, workshops, events, career counseling, and career-related document critiquing.

Department Information

School of Business

Dean

Peter Sherman, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Business

Program Coordinator

Veronica Wilde

Program Coordinator

Graduate Program Coordinator

Jordan L’Heureux

Program Coordinator, Outdoor Industry MBA

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Borick Business BUilding 213
1 Wester Way
Gunnison, CO 81231