BS in Finance

Understanding financial modeling, mergers and acquisitions and financial business strategy from an analytical perspective can be an invaluable asset toward achieving new career goals.

Program Description

The field of finance blends economics, accounting, and other business disciplines with the goal of making sound business financial decisions. Financial tools and methodologies are of crucial importance for both small and large businesses. Important areas of finance include raising capital, making investments, and understanding the financial markets in which businesses operate.

In addition to completing the core business curriculum requirements, students taking a major in finance will study the three general areas of finance: corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions and markets. Students will also complete at least one advanced course in each area after completion of the principles-level course. After completion of the finance core, students have choices to tailor their program according to their interests and career outlook. All finance majors will complete the business school’s common core capstone course.

The BS in finance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students can apply time value of money techniques to security valuation.
  • Students can evaluate the financial strength of a corporation and analyze capital budgeting decisions.
  • Students can understand the risk-return relationship and can estimate appropriate rates of return.
  • Students can describe the intermediation services provided by financial institutions.

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