A Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the C.T. Bauer College of Business provides students with an understanding of how financial decisions of corporations, individuals, and nonprofit organizations are made. Finance studies focus on analysis and management of risks, costs, and corporate financial management. Graduates are also well prepared for investment analysis, operation of institutions, analysis of derivative securities, risk and insurance, real estate finance, and international security markets.
Tracks and Certifications
Skills and Interests
Quantitative skills are extremely important. Take additional courses in math, statistics, and accounting.
Many positions in finance require the ability to analyze and interpret data.
Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills and an eye for detail.
Read The Wall Street Journal and other financial news sources to stay up-to-date with current events and learn the trends of the industry.
Helpful Links and Resources for Finance Majors
Sample Employment Areas
|Credit Analysis||Commercial Lending|
|Trust Management||Mortgage Loans|
|Capital Services||Mergers & Acquisitions|
|Credit Scoring||Risk Management|
|Private Banking||Commercial Banks|
|Credit Unions||Savings & Loan Associations|
|Savings Banks||Mortgage Banks|
Risk Management & Insurance
|Actuarial Science||Loss Control|
|Life Insurance||Property & Casualty Firms|
|Commercial Banks||Savings Banks|
|Residential Brokerage||Commercial Sales|
|Portfolio Management||Appraisal Firms|
|Commercial Banks||Apartment & Condominium|
Corporate and Public Finance
|Financial Analysis||Cash Management|
|Credit Management||Budget Analysis|
|Investment Management||Investor Relations|
Personal Financial Planning
|Customer Service||Portfolio Management|
|Brokerage Firms||Trust Companies|
|Financial Partnerships||Multi-line Insurance Firms|
Sample of Companies Recruiting Bauer Finance Graduates
Ernst & Young
Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Northwestern Mutual Mass Mutual