Falls School of Business

Finance

Finance incorporates business administration courses designed to provide a general understanding of the operations of organizations, preparation for careers in administration in business and in various other kinds of societal organizations, and preparation for graduate study. Finance majors must complete an area of concentration in either Investments or Entrepreneurship.

CFA University Affiliation Program

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation is the highest distinction in the investment management profession. The CFA Charter is the Gold Standard that equips you not only to enter the profession but also to excel at all stages of your career. It ensures that candidates gain confidence and clarity in navigating ethical issues, are equipped for complex investment decisions, and connect with an exclusive group of outstanding investment professionals. Our degree program is an affiliate of the CFA Institute®, which means we incorporate much of the of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into our curriculum.

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Program Options

How can I get involved in the Finance program?

Finance Major

You can participate in the Finance program in a variety of ways:

  • Graduate with a BA in Finance in 3 years
  • Graduate with a BA in Finance in 4 years
  • Complete the 4 + 1 program, from BA to MBA

Minor

For majors in or outside the Falls School of Business, 18 hours from:

  • Principles of Accounting I — ACCT 2010
  • Business Finance — BSNS 3200
  • Intermediate Finance — BSNS 3350
  • Investments — BSNS 4150
  • Money and Banking — ECON 3410
  • 3 hours from:
    • Financial Planning — BSNS 3150
    • Global Finance and Accounting — ACCT 3210
    • Practicum in Business — BSNS 3850
    • Portfolio Management — BSNS 4160
    • Topics in Business and Economics — BSNS 4240*
    • Business Internship — BSNS 4800

*When taken to fulfill a requirement for a major or minor, BSNS 4240 must have the prior approval of the student’s advisor.

Classes

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 55-hour major are:

  • Financial Planning
  • Investments
  • Money and Banking
  • Portfolio Management

View the full course listing.

Careers

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • Financial Consultant
  • Investment Advisor
  • Stockbroker
Experience

STAR Trading Room and the Raven Fund: The Falls School of Business features its own financial stock trading room that serves as a real-time, high-tech laboratory classroom simulating a Wall Street environment. This technology is especially exciting for the Raven Investment Club, a group of students managing a real endowment account for Anderson University. The Raven Fund is valued at around $1.5 million and consistently outperforms the market in return and risk.