(Bachelor of Science Degree)
The finance major provides students with the ability to apply the general concepts of economics and finance to help solve management problems. Firms are becoming increasingly aware of the contribution that economics and finance can make in day-to-day decisions. The major is centered on a thorough understanding of economics and finance and is supplemented by courses in accounting, business law, marketing, and management.
In addition to providing an especially strong foundation for employment in business, the finance major is also a good basis for graduate work in business, economics, and law. The finance major can also help prepare students for high school certification in the areas of management and/or economics. Students considering public school teaching as a career should refer to the programs in education, listed alphabetically in this section of the catalog.
What You’ll Learn
The Utica University finance major begins with the Business Core, providing students with a solid foundation in the functional areas of business, including accounting, economics and marketing. Courses comprising the finance major teach students the skills necessary to apply advanced financial concepts to corporate and personal investment decisions. As part of the program requirement, you will gain hands-on investment experience from the first year by taking FIN 105 - Investment Practicum. In this class, you are required to make stock investment decisions using real money funded by the University.
In addition to a contemporary and compelling curriculum, students also have many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Students can join the Investment Club and help manage a portfolio worth over $200,000. They can meet regional and national business leaders by participating in our Executive Lecture Series or by participating in sponsored travel to New York City and academic conferences.
- Calculate the value of a business or other asset using the time value of money.
- Apply the principles of capital budgeting to business decisions.
- Recommend appropriate investments using the principles of portfolio theory.