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
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Financial services
- Introduction to Management Accounting
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Federal Income Tax
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Introduction to Management Information Systems
- Enterprise Information Systems (or Decision Support Systems & Business Intelligence)
- Principles of Marketing
- Commercial Law
- Business Practices & Policies (or Internship)
- Either Writing for the Professions (or Business Communication Seminar)
- Practical Statistics
Requirements for a Minor
Accounting 201 and 202; Economics 211, 212, and 301; Finance 320 and 321; and Mathematics 123.
Internships provide terrific opportunities for you to put your knowledge to work. The department's internships director will help you find the internship that fits your career goals.
Clubs & Organizations
As a finance major, you're eligible for membership in Tau Pi Phi, the honor society for outstanding students majoring in business.
Careers in Finance
Financial analysts and financial advisors offer investment guidance to businesses and individuals to help them with their investment decisions. Financial analysts assess the economic performance of companies and industries for firms and institutions with money to invest. Financial advisors evaluate the financial needs of individuals and provide them with a wide range of investment options.
Marietta's Finance program prepares you for professional qualifications including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).
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.