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The emphasis in Finance focuses on providing students with a broad foundation in financial theory and practice. Our goal is to ensure that our students have a working knowledge of the tools they will use on a day-to-day basis to make financial decisions in financial institutions and markets. Students build this foundation through a curriculum that balances discussion of important theories and concepts with practical application of this information to perform analyses and make decisions that simulate real-world financial management scenarios.
What Can You Do With The Finance Emphasis
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of finance occupations is projected to grow 10% from 2016-2026 with median salaries roughly $66,530.
Finance Emphasis Learning Objectives

In addition to the Assurance of Learning Goals for the Business Administration Program, the finance emphasis identifies the following learning objectives:

Understanding financial management

Demonstrate how to apply techniques commonly employed in financial management to analyze financial management decisions common to corporations.

FIN 311 (I)

FIN 315 (M)
Develop a comprehensive understanding of investments

Analyze markets, industries, valuation, technical analysis and behavioral finance, efficient market theory and portfolio management.

FIN 311 (I)

FIN 316 (M)

Develop a comprehensive understanding of issues relating to risk management of a financial firm

Explain interest rate determination and forecasting of interest rates, term structure of interest rates, duration and bond portfolio management, future markets, interest rate swaps, option markets as risk management tools.

FIN 311 (I)

FIN 407 (M)                                                                             
Comprehension of international financial management

Students should be able to describe the alternative uses of futures, forwards, swaps and options to manage market risks related to changes in currency exchange rates.

FIN 311 (I)

FIN 436 (M)

Introductory Level (I)       Mastery Level (M)

Business Administration
Program Contact

Phone: 1-304-384-5244
Fax: 1-304-384-6236
Rahall Technology Center 203
PO Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712

What Can You Do With The Finance?Finance Advisor Worksheet