Finance

Master the analytical and critical thinking skills you need to thrive in the business world, while building real-world experience and a valuable knowledge base.
 
Degree Type: BS
 

From local businesses to Wall Street, a Finance degree from CBU provides you with a range of rewarding career opportunities.

Coursework includes corporate finance, investments, capital markets and institutions, and financial management. You’ll receive the individual attention you need to master complex financial concepts, with small courses capped at 24 students and a wide selection of electives, from portfolio management to financial statement analysis.

As a finance student, you will complete an internship designed to prepare you to enter the business world at graduation. Working under the guidance of a business faculty member, this experience will enhance your resume and kickstart your transition from college to corporate.

What You’ll Study

The major requires 121 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, business core courses, and courses in:

  • Investment
  • Capital markets and institutions
  • Financial management
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Finance

You will also complete an internship or research project.

Careers

Most of the world’s industries require financial experts, meaning that you can work in a wide range of industries with a finance degree. You can also work in many different kinds of environments, from major firm offices to small startups to the trading floors of Wall Street.

  • Financial analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Broker/Trader
  • Personal Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Insurance agent
  • Credit Analyst
  • Wealth manager

Our Graduates

CBU graduates have successful careers at a variety of financial institutions, including:

  • CitiFinancial Corporation
  • Fidelity Investments
  • State Farm
  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Northwestern Mutal
  • The Metropolitan Bank
  • FTN Financial
  • Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance
  • Regions Financial Corporation

Is Finance for You?

Finance students often share similar mindsets and ways of thinking. If you identify with some of the skills and interests on this list, a career in finance may be a good fit for you:

  • Creative problem solving
  • Interest in mathematics and statistics
  • Professional ethics
  • Adaptability and resilience
  • Interest in technology

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