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Financial Planning Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Devise a Strategy for Success with a Financial Planning Degree 

Business leaders are called upon to develop flexible, creative strategies for success in a competitive global economy. At Marywood University, you’ll find supportive faculty with practical and academic knowledge of business, fascinating internship opportunities, and the foundation for a career in the business world of today and tomorrow.

A financial planning degree prepares students for a financial career in large corporations, small businesses, banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and more. It provides students with the analytical tools to handle a variety of finance and business functions. The study of finance blends concepts from Accounting, Economics, and Statistics into the course work composed of Investment and Portfolio Management, Advanced Topics in Financial Planning, Personal Financial Planning, Money and Banking, and Financial Management.

With connections to an array of outstanding corporations at the local, regional, and national levels, our program helps you get the real world experience necessary to distinguish you from other graduating college students. As a Marywood Business graduate, you’ll be well prepared for managerial and administrative leadership through a broad-based business curriculum integrated with the liberal arts.

  • Real world experience with Marywood's Pacer Fund
  • Exciting internship and networking opportunities
  • Prepare for a career in a variety of business and financial settings

Top Employers

  • Federal Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Motion Picture/Video Industries
  • Funds
  • Trusts
  • and Other Finance

Top Career Paths

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Hedge Fund Manager

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

The McGowan Center is home to the School of Business and Global Innovation. The building has state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs.

Wall Street West Financial Lab

In 2008 a classroom in the McGowan Center was renovated into a real-time business lab. Complete with a constant stock ticker, 20 new computers, and up-to-date financial software; the new business lab helps students get the knowledge they need for the financial workforce. Also, the high-tech lab works hand-in-hand with the student-run portfolio, the Pacer Investment Fund. The Pacer Investment Fund provides students with a solid knowledge of dealing with a stock portfolio. Students deal with actual money from investors and track their stocks. Along with handling real money, business students also have to observe the performance of the investor’s stock.

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Wall Street West Financial Lab


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The Wall Street West Financial Lab, created in 2008, is a real-time business lab in the McGowan Center. Complete with a constant stock ticker, the high-tech lab works hand-in-hand with the student-run stock portfolio, the Pacer Investment Fund.

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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

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