The Finance major at Avila

A degree from Avila’s Finance B.S.B.A. program will give you the management and financial knowledge you need to take a leadership role in banking, corporate finance, or investment banking. Our School of Business emphasizes an integrative approach: a solid foundation of finance principles married to organizational development theory. This methodology has consistently given Avila graduates the sought-after skills employers seek out.

You’ll benefit from Avila’s small class sizes; with a 12:1 student-teacher ratio, you’ll be learning directly from our highly accomplished business school faculty. Additionally, our institutional emphasis on mentorship puts our students at the center of everything we do at Avila. Get the individualized instruction in and out of the classroom you’re looking for and prepare for success.

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Do Business Degrees Pay Off?

A new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) reveals the economic value of business programs is high compared to the financial returns from other programs.

According to the CEW study, Avila’s bachelor of science in business administration degrees are a top three program among other business programs in the Kansas City metropolitan area and a top six program across the state of Missouri.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. The professional connections our business faculty have nurtured in the Kansas City community translates into more meaningful internships for our business students.
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Alpha Title
  • Chicken N Pickle
  • Kansas City Royals
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Avila School of Business graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Commercial Loan Review Officer
  • Management Trainees
  • Group Underwriters
Avila School of Business graduates choose to work at:
  • Sprint
  • Burns & McDonnell

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

An Environment to Enhance your Education

Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons

This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.

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Guaranteed Internship Opportunities

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.

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Close to Everything Kansas City

At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.

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Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

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4+1 MBA Degree Option

Earn your Bachelor’s degree and MBA together

Interested in earning your MBA faster? The Avila School of Business offers an early admission option to outstanding business students. This option allows you to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years. Students are eligible to apply after completion of at least 55 credit hours. Once in, you can begin taking graduate-level courses after 75 credit hours are earned.

“If I need help with anything they were always willing to help. I always felt like the professors cared and I’m glad I chose to go to Avila.”

Autumn Saulsbury / ’20


Avila University School of Business, Whitfield Center
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-3720


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