Finance is the science or study of managing money, banking, investments and credit. Finance can be broken into three different sub categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance. Finance provides the knowledge of how to allocate assets over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty and the time value of money over a specific amount of time.
See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Business to view degree requirements.
As our service-based economy expands, there is an increasing need for trained professionals to manage and oversee the financial decisions of all types of organizations. Finance is designed for students who seek careers in the financial services industry, such as investment and commercial banking; careers in corporate finance or real estate; and/or other areas of business world.
The Finance program at Saint Francis University gives students the opportunity to gain knowledge from top-level professors in a small class environment. Students in the Finance program will develop critical thinking and decision-making skills while working closely with students or in small group settings. It is intended to provide students with a wide-ranging knowledge base that will increase their value to employers. The professors in the Finance program have real world professional experience and help students relate their education to the field. Saint Francis University has an Investment Club which manages a pool of money of approximately $15,000 which gives Finance students interested in a career in investments real world experiences. Professors create a direct relationship with students and will not just know your name, they will know YOU! The program will educate students in the art and science of managing resources, at both the personal and corporate levels. The education will begin with a foundation in accounting, corporate finance and investments and will expand with advanced courses in financial management, portfolio management, and other current topics in finance.
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