- Major Courses, General Education Courses and Elective Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose Finance?
The Finance major is designed for students who are interested in the stewardship of the financial resources of individuals, corporations, or financial institutions. As future managers, students learn the principles and applications of financial analysis, management, and strategy. The program equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary to evaluate and direct decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources among a variety of competing opportunities with the goal of maximizing the value of the resources being managed.
Money and finance touch almost every aspect of business and life. That’s why finance is a wise career choice for anyone with broad business interests. The function of finance involves decisions on how to best use money. Financial planning binds together all functions of an organization, and it takes special skills to deal with the complexities of keeping a firm profitable.
Graduates with Finance degrees find positions in a variety of companies and agencies with duties including analysis, planning and control, capital management, short-term and long-term financing, investment, security analysis and portfolio management. These occupations generally offer attractive starting salaries and working conditions. The need for finance graduates is expected to continue to rise in the next decade.
According to the recent edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupations Outlook Handbook, in the decade from 2014-2024, the employment of financial analysts, financial examiners, and personal financial advisors is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, employment of financial managers, securities, commodities, and financial services agents is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. The areas you can work for:
Commercial Banking, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning, Government, Hedge Funds, Insurance, Investment Banking, Money Management, Private Equity, Real Estate, and others.
Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Next Accreditation Review is February 2028.
Business Core - 30 Credits Required
Finance Major Courses - 27 Credits Required
ACCT 370 - Forensic Accounting - 3 Credits
ACCT 400 Level or above - 3 Credits