CUAA’s Finance concentration prepares you to plan, manage, and analyze financial performance in organizations across every industry. You’ll gain insight into how financial markets perform and how to manage financial risk. A career in finance can take you from security sales and financial planning to investment banking and international finance.

The CUAA Advantage

A CUAA degree in Finance offers you:

  • Faculty who are connected to the business world and eager to help you succeed
  • Mandatory internships that empower you to take academic theory into the workplace
  • A Business Scholars program that offers qualified freshman an opportunity to earn an undergraduate and master’s degree in just four years
  • Small class sizes and individual attention
  • A program that integrates Christian faith and business ethics
  • Practical applications that translate directly to post-graduation jobs

Degree Details

Years to complete: 4

Job placement rate: 97%

Program Highlights

The best way to learn is by doing. CUAA Finance majors complete a mandatory internship where liberal arts, general business, and finance classes are translated into hands-on experience.

Learning Outcomes

CUAA’s Finance program will teach you how to:

  • Understand and apply basic principles of financial planning, capital budgeting and asset valuation
  • Select and manage stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and derivatives and understand the markets in which they are traded
  • Approach investment decision-making from an analytical perspective
  • Intelligently solve practical business problems
  • Examine the role of international financial management and multinational corporations
  • Analyze macroeconomic crises in history and whether or not they could be avoided
  • Explore the causes and consequences of globalization, the international monetary system, and the costs and benefits of international trade and foreign investment

Career Paths

  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Insurance
  • Venture-capital
  • Financial advising
  • Portfolio or mutual fund management
  • Trust operations Career Connection Financial Analysts Looking for an Internship?

Advanced Degrees

CUAA’s MBA program includes a concentration in Finance along with 10 other areas of study.

Coursework

Coursework includes classes in Corporate Finance, International Economics, Basic Investing, and the Principles of Finance. See our course catalog for a complete class listing.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Accounting

Recommended High School Prep

  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • English