The Department of Finance prepares students for financial leadership within organizations and provides them with an understanding of the legal environment in which these organizations operate. In the Department’s various programs, students acquire knowledge that enables them to understand:
- the concepts, processes, and institutions involved in planning for, acquiring and allocating capital with respect to modern business organizations
- the economic and legal environment of organizations, and the myriad social and political influences on business
- the concepts and methods of economics, accounting, mathematics, management, information systems, and business law
The Department of Finance offers three concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree. Students who plan to pursue careers in business-related fields such as banking, finance, and international commerce, or who plan to enter an MBA program, are encouraged to elect the Finance concentration. Students planning to pursue a career in risk management and insurance are encouraged to pursue the program with the Risk Management and Insurance concentration.