School of Business
A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree can choose to major in finance. Finance teaches students about the financial operations and financial management of firms. Students learn about the financial records of firms, the character and appraisal of corporate securities, and financial techniques used in all phases of the discipline. In addition, students may choose elective subjects which permit them to aim at a particular segment of finance, such as corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, and financial planning. Certain courses are offered each semester; others are cycled every other semester or every other year to provide the greatest diversification possible.
Finance majors are encouraged to join the Economics, Finance, and International Business Club. This organizations sponsor a variety of professional and social activities for students such as informal gatherings among students, invited speakers, tours and travel.
All majors are encouraged to do an internship in the summer semester between their junior and senior year. Students may seek placements in their individual area of interest. Internships are available in the areas of banking, insurance, financial advising, financial services, manufacturing and government. In today’s market, employers often offer internships to attract qualified students to their firms.
Finance majors are particularly well suited for positions in the private or public sector that require knowledge of financial institutions and financial operations such as banks, insurance companies and real estate firms. Students are also well prepared for graduate and professional schools.