Our Finance track prepares future Financial Analysists, Advisors, and Investors. Quality finances are a key aspect of healthy business practices.

Finance majors will find jobs such as financial analyst, financial manager, personal financial advisor, financial services sales agent, accountant, auditor, loan officer, and budget analyst to name a few. Individuals can work in fields such as the banking industry, investing and insurance, real estate, and corporate finance. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level. 

Job Outlook

The job outlook for individuals with  finance degrees continues to improve. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2014 and 2024 there will be a 4.9% increase in jobs for financial specialists and about 21,900 job openings due to growth and replacement needs. Real estate brokers and sales agents will find about 40,300 new jobs between 2014 and 2024 and there will be a need for an additional 37,700 financial managers in the same period. 

Earnings

Earnings potential for graduates with  finance degrees vary widely depending on many factors including the geographic location, the industry you choose, position, skills and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May, 2014), the average annual income for real estate brokers and sales agents is $55,530 while financial specialists earn an annual average of $71,230. The average annual income for  financial managers is $130,230.

Educational Qualifications

A Bachelors degree qualifies an individual for most entry-level positions. However, a graduate degree will significantly increase the potential of obtaining many psoitions as well as earning potential. 

Curriculum Guide. To view general education requirements for this major, please visit the catalog.

Careers

Looking for a degree that offers versatility, financial viability and industry credibility? Our program prepares you for a variety of careers in business or industry, including banking, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management and business analysis.

Sample Job Titles

  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Acccountant
  • CEO
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Executive
  • Public Relations Director
  • Advertising Executive

$2.7 million
That's how much the average business graduate will earn in a lifetime.

Faculty Profiles

Joshua Michalski, M.F.M, M.S.A.E.

Business Administration
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Aaron Moses, PhD

Business Administration
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Ana Patterson, MBA

Business Administration
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Chanda Santo, MBA

Business Administration
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Brianne Michalski, MBA

Business Administration
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