The financial services industry is a rapidly growing and lucrative professional path -- average annual earnings of personal financial advisors are over $58,000. As a major in Marietta's Finance program, you'll be ready to step into a career as a financial advisor or financial analyst.
Through our program, you'll focus on developing the technical skills and abilities you need to identify investors' needs and to analyze investments and corporate finance. At the same time, you'll gain a broad understanding of every element of business -- including economics, accounting, and statistical analysis. And because so much of the work of analysts involves dealing with clients, our courses stress problem-solving and communication skills, giving you an added advantage over others in the field.
All finance majors take the following courses:
- Money and Banking
- Financial Management
- Investment Management
- Portfolio Management
- International Finance Management
- Introduction to Management Accounting
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Introduction to Management Information Systems
- Principles of Marketing
- Business Practices & Policies (or Internship)
- Either Writing for the Professions (or Business Communication Seminar)
- Practical Statistics
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The Jules Bourmorck and Julia Bourmorck Staats Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to a worthy and deserving junior or senior majoring in economics, management, and accounting.
The Douglas C. Greene Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Business & Economics Department.
The Bert T. Glaze Scholarship recognizes pre-professional achievement by a rising junior or senior major in the Business & Economics Department.
The Economics, Management, and Accounting Department Scholarship recognizes outstanding scholarship in those fields. Recipients are juniors and seniors who have declared majors within the Business & Economics department and whose academic performance meets the department's requirements.
The Wen-Yu Cheng Scholarship is awarded to a rising senior in the Business & Economics Department.
The William M. Summers Memorial Scholarship assists qualified students majoring in the fields of economics and business administration.