Carroll College, Helena Montana
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Finance at Carroll College

students in classroomFinance at Carroll College is a diverse area of study that allows students to explore many finance topics while preparing for a variety of career opportunities. Students will learn personal finance, managerial finance, investment techniques, and banking functions. Students are also exposed to other business disciplines in their coursework which further broadens their understanding of the business environment. Faculty with financial industry experience are continually engaged in professional development, ensuring that current and relevant information is included in the classroom. Local business leaders support Carroll College by providing classroom projects, internship opportunities, and guest lectures.

Finance majors at Carroll College are encouraged to personalize their education by combining a major in finance with majors or minors in accounting, business administration, and other disciplines. Students may also choose to focus on developing their own entrpreneurial abilities through the Entrepreneur in Residence program or improve their global awareness through study abroad opportunities.

Life after Graduation

Finance is among the degrees in high demand and offers a wide variety of diverse career options including wealth management, financial planning, corporate finance, financial analysis, banking, real estate, and insurance. Students who complete the finance major at Carroll College have acquired the skills to perform complex financial analyses and engage in quantitative decision-making while considering qualitative and ethical implications.

Finance majors may enter the workplace upon graduation or enroll in graduate school for further specialization. The Carroll College Career Center is available to assist students with securing internships, developing resume writing and interviewing skills, and researching employers.

The Business Department is supported by:

  • The Dr. Jerry Pohlman Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurial Business
  • The Mandeville Endowed Professorship in Accounting
  • The American Federal Savings Bank Endowed Professorship in Finance
  • The Fiehrer Endowed Lectureship in Business

IACBE Accreditation

Carroll College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:


  • Bachelor of Arts with major in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts with major in Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts with major in Business Administration - concentrations in economics, international business, management, and marketing.

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  • Business Administration majors at Carroll College interact with professionals through the Business Advisory Council, lecture series that features nationally recognized speakers such as Cynthia Cooper, and internship opportunities. 
  • Carroll College business administration students scored 30% higher in business ethics on the 2012-2013 assessment exam than students at peer institutions.
  • Students in Sigma Beta Delta lend to entrepreneurs in emerging economies through the Kiva microlending project.
  • Carroll students in Enactus use the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.


  • Business Department students engage in team activities while analyzing real-world problems.
  • Past classes have competed in the DA Davidson investment challenge and CFA research competition.