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Why Major in Finance?

Finance is concerned with how individuals and firms allocate resources over time. A degree in finance helps develop a solid foundation in capital management, investment and portfolio management, financial institutions and personal finance.

$45K
AVERAGE SALARY OFFER OF OUR
FINANCE UNDERGRADUATES

12%
INDUSTRY JOB GROWTH RATE
ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRIES

29:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
(0 STUDENT INSTRUCTORS)

48
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
TO THE 2016 FINANCE STUDENTS

 

 

FINANCE CAREERS
 

Risk Manager Career

 

Twenty-first century finance experts are applying their skills in a number of dynamic industries. With over 12 percent growth expected in the finance profession between 2014 and 2024, it's growing faster than the average for all occupations.  Take a look at some of the exciting careers & their US median annual salaries:

  • Risk manager - $106,619
  • Financial manager - $115,320
  • Personal financial advisor - $81,060
  • Financial analyst - $78,620
  • Actuary - $96,700

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FINANCE STUDENTS
 

Danny, Finance 2017

 

Students that study finance often have several traits in common.  Many are innate problem solvers, excellent with  numbers, have strong analytical skills, are natural researchers and detail oriented.   

"Weber State and the Goddard School of Business provided me with the skills to be successful in my personal and professional life. The lessons I have learned will stay with me forever and guide me throughout my career."

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
Finance

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C- or higher in Math 1050
C- or higher in ENGL 2010

C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: Finance (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
ACCREDITED AACSB Accredited

 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Investments (FIN 3300)
  • Capital Budgeting (FIN 3500)
  • Financial Problems - Investments (FIN 4400)
  • International Finance & Monetary Systems (ECON 3120)

 See full list of course requirements

YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

  • How to conduct detailed financial analyses
  • Relate the financial environment of an organization to the policies that organization will need for optimum returns
  • Select and analyze investment opportunities for both individuals and organizations

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Join the Wildcat Investor's club to travel to New York and see the stock exchange!

 

OUR FINANCE MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

Zions Bank  America First  Dell  Goldman Sachs  USAF  IHC  Northrop Grumman