Business Administration & Data Analysis (B.S.) - Financial Planning - Online

Business Administration & Data Analysis (B.S.) - Financial Planning - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BUSI 201Intermediate Business Computer Applications 13
BUSI 205Introduction to Business Research Methods 13
BUSI 230Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
BUSI 240Organizational Behavior and Management 13
ECON 213Principles of Microeconomics 13
Total Hours15

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
ACCT 211Financial Principles3
ACCT 212Managerial Principles3
ACCT 370Financial Statement Analysis3
BUSI 301Legal and Ethical Concepts for Decision Makers3
BUSI 303International Business3
BUSI 305Business Analysis for Decision Making3
BUSI 320Finance Principles3
BUSI 330Principles of Marketing3
BUSI 342Human Resource Management3
BUSI 400Strategic Planning/Business Policy3
BUSI 411Operations Strategy3
ECON 214Principles of Macroeconomics3
Total Hours36
ACCT 401Individual Taxation3
BUSI 352Financial Planning3
BUSI 353Retirement Savings and Income Planning3
BUSI 354Estate Planning3
BUSI 420Investments3
BUSI 421Insurance and Risk Management3
BUSI 489Capstone in Financial Planning3
Total Hours21
Free Electives
Choose 6-21 credit hours of Free Electives 16-21
Total Hours6-21

Internship (maximum 6 hours) is strongly recommended

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total Hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major and concentration taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communications Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective (BUSI 240) 1 3
Second Semester
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Critical Thinking Elective (BUSI 205) 1 3
Information Literacy Elective (BUSI 201) 1 3
Math Elective (BUSI 230) 1 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
ACCT 211 Financial Principles 3
BUSI 305 Business Analysis for Decision Making 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Second Semester
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Principles 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 352 Financial Planning 3
Third Year
First Semester
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 320 Finance Principles 3
BUSI 353 Retirement Savings and Income Planning 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ACCT 370 Financial Statement Analysis 3
BUSI 301 Legal and Ethical Concepts for Decision Makers 3
BUSI 342 Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 354 Estate Planning 3
BUSI 420 Investments 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
ACCT 401 Individual Taxation 3
BUSI 411 Operations Strategy 3
BUSI 421 Insurance and Risk Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
BUSI 400 Strategic Planning/Business Policy 3
BUSI 489 Capstone in Financial Planning 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling in foundational skills requirements

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