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Bachelor of Science in:

Business Administration- Finance

Finance is the study of how a society's capital is allocated among competing interests. By learning about both the practical and theoretical aspects of finance, an individual can prepare for the multifaceted business world and graduate studies.

Finance combines practical, real-life concepts of the corporate world in order to provide the KU student with a strong foundation in business practices, such as how businesses, financial institutions, and the government raise and invest capital to achieve their goals. Top students are chosen to participate in KU's endowment portfolio, which is an exciting opportunity that allows the selected students to have hands-on experiences in the financial world through the Applied Investment Management program.

Career Opportunities
Students who graduate with a degree in finance can enter careers in domestic and multinational corporate financial management, the management of financial markets and institutions, personal financial planning, and investment analysis and portfolio management.

Recent graduates have found employment with many of the nation's top corporations and financial institutions, including: Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, The Vanguard Group and American Express Financial Services.

Required courses for a Finance major
Finance majors are required to complete the seven core business classes at KU. In addition, specialized courses in the Finance major include:

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Investments
  • Investment Portfolio Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Intermediate Financial Management
  • Multinational Financial Management

This program is taught by the Department of Business Administration.