As one of six academic units of the College of Business, the Department of Finance offers a full-degree program in Finance at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.
The Department consists of fourteen full-time faculty members in the finance, risk/insurance, and real estate areas. Our faculty members are very active in academic research with publications in many high-quality journals.
Which Finance Major Is Right For Me?
The Department of Finance offers two types of undergraduate programs. The first type is the Bachelors in Business Administration with concentration in Finance. In this program, the student completes the requirements of the Department of Finance as well as the core business courses taken by all majors in the College of Business. The second type of program is a Bachelors of Science in Finance. The B.S. degree requirements are the same as those of the B.B.A., except the B.S. requires a student to complete 6 additional credits of math or statistics courses beyond the calculus and statistics required in the Pre-Business foundation courses.
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Career Opportunities for Finance Majors
The Department of Finance offers a variety of courses in finance which include corporate finance, investments, financial markets, banking, and international finance. The finance major is both a business field as well as a social science field, the major provides relevant training for a wide variety of careers. Many finance majors focus on the practical application of finance in both the private and government sectors.
There are many career opportunities for a major in finance. Students graduating with a finance degree can look forward to career opportunities in the areas of investments, banking, corporate financial management, financial planning, insurance and financial services. A finance degree will prepare students to enter a global environment full of challenges and rewarding opportunities.
- At a corporation, finanacial analysts engage in financial data analysis and forecasting.
- In the financial sector financial analysts assess risk, evaluate investment portfolios on behalf of clients, and study financial data.