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2015 - 2016 Academic Catalog


Finance is the study of managing money - obtaining the money that individuals and organizations need, and then spending and investing that money in the most effective and efficient manner.

Finance students select courses to develop a foundation for financial management in a variety of settings. These courses develop skills to analyze financial data, value financial and real assets, and provide financial advice to individuals and companies making decisions about allocating scarce resources in a global environment.

Consistent with the College's connected learning philosophy, the Finance major offers students various project-focused as well as service-learning opportunities. Students are highly encouraged to take a Service Learning course - SVL 108, Tax Volunteer. The Internship program provides a capstone work experience for all Finance students during their senior year. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with concentration.

The program offers 3 concentrations to give students the flexibility to tailor their programs to fit their particular career goals and to prepare for one of the following specialty areas: Corporate Finance, Financial Planning, and Risk Management and Insurance.

By planning early in consultation with an academic advisor, students may be able to reduce the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree in Finance to 3 or 3½ years.

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