The field of Finance is primarily concerned with the acquisition and management of funds by business firms, governments, and individuals. A business seeks financial advice when considering the purchase of new equipment, the expansion of present facilities, or the raising of additional funds. Determining the value of financial and real assets and derivatives is a key activity in Finance. Finance is designed to provide students with both the theoretical background and the analytical tools required to make effective judgments in these situations.
- Pre-College of Business Coursework
- Composition I requirement (Can be met through RHET 105, CMN 111/112, ESL 111/112, ESL 115, or 32+ for English ACT or 690+ for English SAT)
- ECON 102—Microeconomics Principles (Can also be met through ACE 100—Agri Cons and Resource Econ)
- ECON 103—Macroeconomics Principles
- MATH 234—Calculus for Business
Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding course selection prior to the advanced registration period.
As the study of finance is designed to provide the student with both the theoretical background and the analytic tools required to make effective judgments in finance, many students select careers in business financial management, commercial and investment banking, investments, government finance, insurance, and real estate.
- Active listening
- Writing & Speaking skills
- Critical thinking
- Computer skills
- Prepare/organize records
- Plan & Administer budgets
- Account Executive
- Account/Branch Manager
- Credit Advisor
- Employee Benefits
- Financial Auditor
- Financial Planner
- Inventory Control Specialist
Some careers may require education beyond an undergraduate degree.
- Applying for a study abroad experience
- Utilizing resources of The Career Center
- Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) related to this major, such as:
- ASCEND Student Chapter: Promotes the development of leadership skills in Asian and Pacific Islander students interested in pursing a career in accounting, finance and other business related professions.
- Personal Finance Club: Works together as an organization to achieve an elevated level of professionalism.