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Business requires financial decisions in all areas and levels of business. Through the development of critical thinking skills and more, graduates of the finance emphasis are well-prepared to meet the challenges of providing insight and strategic direction.

Why should I study finance?

Whether you are engaged with a for-profit or non-profit organization, the ability to effectively identify, quantify, and manage risk is essential to success and sustainability. Through the use of case studies, simulations, and financial modeling you will learn how to assess the financial implications of your decisions while critically solving problems. You will also develop values that allow you to assess decision-making through the lens of a Christian world view.

What can I do with this degree?

Finance knowledge provides a valuable support to leaders across functional areas in all organizations. The finance emphasis is a valuable stand-alone emphasis for study and also serves as a valuable complement to other emphases within the business major.

  • Business analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Banker
  • Corporate finance support positions
  • Corporate audit function
  • Insurance underwriter

What skills will I develop?

The ability to analyze decisions through the use of financial models provides the foundation to critically evaluate choices organizations need to make to maximize the return on invested capital.

  • Excel modeling
  • Financial forecasting
  • Valuation models
  • Sensitivity analyses
  • Qualitative risk analysis
  • Effective presentation of financial data
  • Succinctly support decision-making
  • Development of a global perspective of the role of finance

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • Active integration of Christian values into financial principles
  • Financial Markets Program during interim term
  • Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Global Equity Research Challenge
  • Group and individual simulations to assist financial decision-making
  • Opportunities for providing tutor leadership to fellow students
  • Finance students regularly serve as student leaders across campus
  • Investment management experience with Royals Investment Fund, LLC bethelroyalsfund.com

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