Finance

The Field

Today’s fields of business and finance are fast paced, driven by technology, highly complex, and above all, global. More than ever, the world needs leaders in business and finance who bring as much integrity and character to the table as they do knowledge and acumen. 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.

The Program

Finance 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.

Why Finance at Carroll?

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.

The Possibilities

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.

Finance Major Program Requirements

Thirty-three core Business semester credits:

  • BA 203 Principles of Accounting I
  • BA 204 Principles of Accounting II
  • EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BA 301 Business Law I
  • BA 302 Business Law II
  • BA 306 Principles of Marketing
  • BA 313 Managerial Finance
  • BA 365 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
  • BA 375 Principles of Management
  • BA 377 Entrepreneurship

Eighteen Finance semester credits:

  • BA 303 Intermediate Accounting
  • BA 318 Personal Finance
  • BA 351 Banking Management
  • BA 411 Investment Management (Portfolio Management)
  • BA 451 Advanced Financial Analysis (Capstone Course)
  • EC 309 Financial Markets And Institutions

Other Program Requirements

  • MA 117 Difference Equations and Linear Algebra or MA 121 Differential Calculus
  • MA 207 Elementary Statistics
  • ENWR 305 Workplace Writing
  • PHIL 107 Ethics or PHIL 207 Business Ethics
  • CS 213 Management Information Systems

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