Is Finance for Me?

In order to love finance, you must be able to see the big picture and think strategically. You need to love problem solving; you are keeping the organization from going bankrupt, so you must be able to effectively solve problems. Here are a few skills and attributes that will benefit you as an employee in the financial sector:

  • A strategic, analytical mind
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solver
  • Good at calculations (don’t worry, you get a calculator ;))
  • Resilient

The finance degree will provide students with an understanding of basic financial management techniques as well as a broad overview of financial planning and portfolio analysis. The purpose is to provide students with knowledge helpful for working toward financial certifications such as the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and entry level jobs in financial planning, banking, and corporate finance.  Click on the links for more information about certification requirements.

The baccalaureate program in finance requires 124 minimum total semester hours including courses from four categories: (1) the core curriculum, (2) the business core, and (3) the finance core, and (4) a minor field of study or electives sufficient to achieve the required minimum total hours.

Majors outside of business may also choose finance as a minor.

Click here for a list of course requirements: Finance Course Requirements

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