ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Students are prepared for careers in corporate finance, banking, investment analysis or financial planning. The curriculum provides students with necessary skills in forecasting, analysis, investments and financial management, as well as prepares them to enter C-SC’s MBA program or other graduate programs. Employers are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, and the finance curriculum helps students develop excellent written and oral communication skills. Students are given the opportunity to meet corporate leaders in board rooms of major corporations.
WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN FINANCE?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a number of finance positions — financial managers, financial analysts, personal financial advisors and financial examiners — with projected growth rates faster than the national average. A degree in finance doesn’t limit you to a certain type of company or industry, but instead may open career path options among various types of businesses or nonprofits. And it’s not all about the numbers. Many finance positions require interpersonal skills like strong written and oral communication and active listening, and even persuasive speaking and social perceptiveness when working with clients or other employees.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Student Run Clubs: Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter
Honor Societies: Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society and Institute of Management Accountants Accounting Honor Society
Professional Experiences: Internships and Conferences
Travel Study Courses:The focus on experiential education and the 12-week + 3-week semester schedule allows for off-campus travel by a single class or a combination of classes to visit various businesses, meet business leaders and tour companies throughout the world. The Business Department has sponsored travel study class trips to China, Costa Rica and Europe.
Awards and Recognition: Accountancy and Finance students have received more than $85,000 from IMA National Scholarships during the past 20 years. The C-SC business department also has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.
Ninety-eight percent of responding C-SC graduates are either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Finance majors often find employment as a financial advisor, loan officer, realtor, credit analyst, financial planner, insurance agent, compensation analyst, financial analyst or portfolio administrator.