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The finance program was designed to meet the needs of students who have a variety of career goals. In many types of jobs, it is essential that to understand the process of financial decision making and the environment in which those decisions take place. The major combines a solid analytical foundation with broad coverage on how the financial system operates. Programs of study are structured to benefit students who will enter both finance and non-finance careers.

The faculty identify the following four items as the key learning objectives for this major:

  1. To prepare students so they can enter and succeed in careers in investments, corporate finance, banking and other finance-related professions.

  2. To enable our majors to enter and succeed in careers outside of finance where knowledge of the finance discipline would be a valuable asset.

  3. To provide an academic background that would enable a student to enter a high-quality graduate business program.

  4. To enhance the financial literacy of students so that they will have the basics required to manage their personal financial affairs.

For more information, contact:

Headshot of Mitchell Ratner
Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 255

Areas of Expertise

International finance; stock market efficiency; U.S. financial markets; U.S. banking issues