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Accounting & Finance
The Finance major is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Bachelor of Business in Finance
The Finance major develops the skills and knowledge necessary for the management of money for businesses or individuals. The Finance major has the opportunity to specialize in corporate financial management, financial institutions, investments, real estate, or risk management.
Students interested in the Finance major should enjoy working with numbers, conducting analyses, creating solutions, and communicating recommendations.
Companies, both large and small, need specialists in corporate finance. The work involves helping a company find the lowest cost money to fund operations, growth opportunities, and acquisitions; develop a company’s long-term financial plan; manage a firm’s risk; select long-term projects; manage a firm’s short-term assets and credit; and select appropriate dividend policies. Basically, corporate financial officers are responsible for the financial decisions that will increase wealth for the owners of a firm. Jobs in corporate finance are relatively stable and not often dependant on sales quotas or cold calls. Corporate financial managers enjoy combining analytical skills and intuitive business sense to provide both short and long range strategic views of what will make a company successful.EXPLORE CAREERS