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Finance Degree

Bachelor of Science

Finance education is about more than money management. It's about propelling others toward financial health.

Bethel’s B.S. in Finance prepares students for a variety of finance positions in the public and private sectors. You’ll gain experience through hands-on activities both inside and outside the classroom to help you connect finance theory to the real world and find the right place to use your skills. Among the many topics you’ll study are global finance, investments theory, macroeconomics, portfolio management, and budgeting. With this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a wide variety of organizations.

Program Details

Finance Degree

With this degree you'll gain foundational business knowledge and be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors.

Delivery: Face to Face

Location: Anderson Center

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Make Sound Business Decisions

The area of finance requires an understanding of multiple areas, such as wealth and money management, financial reporting, and budget planning, implementation, and monitoring. That’s why our program will give you foundational knowledge in the core functions of business, including management, marketing, economics, accounting, business law, and technology. Learn to become a decision-maker and leader with the knowledge to make wise and ethical financial decisions that move businesses forward.

Program Highlights

Current practices

Professors are currently working in various areas of business and finance, allowing them to provide students with the most up-to-date knowledge and experiences about the field.

Professional Mentoring

You'll get the chance to participate in a speed-mentoring event, and then decide whether you'd like to be matched with a mentor currently working in business. That mentor will guide you in areas of career and spiritual development, as well as work and family balance.

Experiential learning

Many courses provide experiential learning opportunities where students can connect with experts in finance and learn about career possibilities. A final capstone provides opportunities to synthesize coursework and gain additional experience by completing a finance-related project for a business or non-profit organization.

Professional, legal, and ethical issues

You’ll explore professional standards and current legal and ethical issues in the field of finance from a Christian worldview perspective.

Foundational skills

Foundational skills most needed by employers are integrated into the degree such as writing, public speaking, creativity, ethics, teamwork, problem-solving, technology literacy, leadership, diversity, global awareness, experiential learning, planning, and organizing.

Career exploration

You’ll have the opportunity to explore and reflect on new career opportunities you’ll have when you complete your finance degree through a variety of hands-on activities.

Outcomes

Bethel has a strong reputation for preparing business graduates, many of whom work in sectors such as finance, accounting, healthcare, education, real estate, retail, and more.

Skills

Learn how to:

  • Apply ethical principles related to financial and economic decisions
  • Demonstrate systems-thinking by applying finance concepts to the functional areas of management, marketing, accounting, and economics to accomplish organizational goals
  • Reflect on how and why to integrate a Christian or personal faith perspective into work and life
  • Demonstrate written and oral business communication skills about evidence-based finance alternatives
  • Use a variety of digital software applications and tools to make data-driven decisions in information-rich business environments
  • Develop a managerial perspective on business opportunities and challenges in a global economy
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate information needed to solve business problems

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