Finance majors acquire the knowledge and skills to analyze financial data and use financial concepts to value financial and real assets and to help individuals and companies make decisions about allocating scarce resources. Students can develop their expertise in a variety of areas including corporate finance, banking, investments, and international finance.
The general requirements for the bachelor of business administration degree, the academic major requirements below, and sufficient electives to meet the minimum of 124 hours must be completed for graduation.
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Finance majors take advanced courses in Financial Theory, Investments, Financial Markets, and Institutions. A broad range of electives are offered to allow students to build on their preferred area of interest and include: International Business Finance, Risk Analysis, Commercial Banking, Financial Statement Analysis, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Economics. These courses provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to help personal or corporate investors acquire and allocate resources to maximize return over time under conditions of uncertainty and risk. Students will acquire the skills to research and analyze complex information and develop practical financial strategies.
A degree in finance offers a diverse set of opportunities working for various types of organizations: for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and local and federal government agencies. Finance majors generally begin their careers as Financial Analysts, Budget Analysts, Treasury Analysts, Credit Analysts, Bank Auditors, Loan Officers, Investment Advisors, Stockbrokers, and more. Demand for financial professionals continues to grow and is one of the fastest growing occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.