Academic Programs

Finance

Why study finance at Benedictine?

When you choose to become a Finance major at Benedictine University at Springfield, you will receive thorough exposure to finance-related principles and how they are applied to the national economy and business world. You will also be
prepared to continue graduate studies.

Benedictine University at Springfield offers you the following opportunities:

  • Gain practical experience and collect college credit through an internship
  • Study topics in specific finance-related areas such an investments, international finance, corporate finance and banking which will help you develop additional marketable skills
  • Close contact with our professional faculty due to our low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Broad-based education that will help you obtain you first professional job and become an asset in earning
    future promotions

What careers are available with a Finance degree?

Our program has been designed to provide you the necessary theoretical and practical background for careers in the
following finance-related fields:

A Finance major can provide a sound foundation leading to further studies in a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program or law school. The capstone course, Advanced Managerial Finance, will allow you to integrate and apply your financial expertise.

How does the program work?

As a Finance major, you will acquire the broad base of knowledge, represented by the University’s core courses taken by all students, that will prove valuable in your future career development and daily life as a citizen of your community. You will learn the fundamentals of the economic system, both as it functions at the national level and within the corporation. You will also learn the principles of accounting, managerial finance and statistics. You will develop your knowledge in computer science, in college algebra and in finite mathematics or pre-calculus, along with knowledge in ethics and each
of the related social sciences: sociology, political science and psychology.

To complete your major, you will develop additional skills in upper-level business courses such as marketing, managerial finance and management. To achieve the Finance major you will cultivate finance-related skills through courses in investments, money and banking, international finance and advanced managerial finance.