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Why Study at The Busch School of Business?

Good stewardship of financial resources requires not only in-depth understanding of investments but also awareness of the impact of fiscal decisions on individuals and society. The study of finance immerses students in the interconnected world of money, markets, capital, credit, banking, and the many ways that monetary and fiscal policies affect the well being of people.

What Makes Our Program Different

  • Rigorous courses in investment analysis, options and futures, financial markets, financial statement analysis, and corporate finance.
  • Taught by experienced Finance professionals.
  •  Designed to prepare students for careers managing the finances of both profit and non-profit organizations.

Jobs and Internships

Our graduates secure jobs working in Finance within a short period of time after graduation. Students studying Finance pursue various career paths after graduation, including financial analysis, corporate finance, banking, and wealth management. 

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Curriculum

Students majoring in finance will complete the specialization requirements below:

  • Finance

    Good stewardship of financial resources requires not only in-depth understanding of investments but also awareness of the impact of fiscal decisions on individuals and society. The study of finance immerses students in the interconnected world of money, markets, capital, credit, banking, and the many ways that monetary and fiscal policies affect the well-being of people. Students studying Finance pursue various career paths after graduation, including financial analysis, corporate finance, banking and wealth management.

    Specialization courses include:

    • FIN 332: Investment Analysis
    • FIN 334: Corporate Finance
    • FIN 436: Advanced Corporate Finance
    • Elective*
  • Mathematical Finance

    If you’d like to apply your interest in mathematics to the field of finance, this specialty is for you. Mathematical finance is concerned with using powerful mathematical modeling to better understand and predict financial markets, the analysis of portfolio risk, and the pricing of financial derivatives. It is one of the newest specialties within business.

    Students who specialize in Mathematical Finance have a wide range of career opportunities, including money management, banking, financial planning, real estate, and insurance. 

    Specialization courses include:

    • FIN 332: Investment Analysis
    • MATH 431: Probability & Stats w/Applications
    • MATH 434: Mathematical Finance
    • Elective*
  • University Requirements

    Students must also complete the core university requirements, specific to their major, in order to complete their degree. Business students are required to complete courses which include: philosophy, theology, humanities, literature, writing and composition, and free electives.

    See complete degree requirements, including business and liberal arts requirements.

Opportunities

  • Study Abroad

    Students majoring in finance are encouraged to broaden their educational experience by spending a semester studying abroad. The study abroad opportunity in Rome, Italy, is one particular location that is oriented towards business majors. The key to studying abroad while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, is to plan ahead. Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor, and also visit the CUAbroad office.
    Read more about study abroad procedures.
  • Internships

    An internship is a unique academic opportunity that allows students to step out of the classroom and gain real-world experience in a professional setting. Possibilities such as the U.S. Department of State, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Wachovia Securities are all local internship opportunities that our finance students have filled.
    Read more about internship opportunities.