COUNT ON OPPORTUNITY
At ONU, you’ll receive a solid foundation in the principles of finance. You’ll explore topics like the time value of money, the tradeoff between risk and return, capital budgeting, working capital management, the cost of capital, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, derivatives, and more. To become even more marketable, you have the option of adding a minor, becoming a double major, or choosing to concentrate in either corporate finance or risk management insurance (RMI).
Your finance major will blend rigorous coursework with learning in the real world. You’ll have opportunities to solve problems for real companies, get involved in finance clubs and business organizations, and gain experience in a dream internship. In the process, you’ll build skills in leadership, teamwork and creativity.
With our small class sizes, you’ll get to know your professors, and they will get to know you. In fact, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who will mentor you from day one until graduation. You’ll also interact with and learn from business leaders, entrepreneurs and ONU alumni who’ve forged amazing careers in finance fields. All these people will open doors for you. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to manage and build wealth – no matter where your path leads.
Our mandatory internship gives you a chance to work in the field and build your résumé. We set you up with an internship that matches your interests and career aspirations. While many students intern in Ohio, others choose to complete an internship in another state or even internationally. Most internships are paid, and some result in an offer of full-time employment upon graduation.
STUDENT INVESTMENT GROUPS
Imagine managing a real investment portfolio – valued at more than $300,000 – as a college student! The Student Investment Club provides a unique opportunity for six ONU students to learn firsthand what it takes to be a professional investment manager. Members research and follow stocks and work together to make investment decisions. When members realize an outstanding return on investment, they get to award scholarships to deserving ONU business students.
OUTCOMES AND COURSES
- AACSB International Accreditation – Earned excellence; among the best business colleges in the world, fewer than five percent of 16,000 business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of excellence in education.
- Ranked No. 45 in the nation for undergraduate business programs by Bloomberg Businessweek “A” rating for teacher quality
You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BSBA with a major in finance. We encourage you to use your elective hours to pursue courses or a minor that will make you more attractive to potential employers.
Here are some courses you’ll take as an finance major:
- Principles of Finance
- Intermediate Finance
- Risk Management
WHERE COULD YOU END UP?
Finance majors achieve financial success in their lives because they earn an excellent salary and know how to build wealth. After graduation, you could end up with one of these job titles: financial analyst, financial manager, loan officer, personal financial advisor or financial service agent. Your place of employment could be an international corporation, an investment bank, a brokerage firm, a commercial or investment bank, or an insurance company.
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