Finance

  • What do you learn as a finance major?

    With a concentration in finance, you will take courses in subjects like corporate finance, risk management, international finance, market development, product pricing, global markets, ownership structures, investment banking, and more. These courses will help you learn the fundamentals of managing money, stocks, bonds, and markets for individuals, institutions, organizations, or other entities.

  • What are your career options with a finance degree?

    When it comes to finance careers, you will be able to choose from a number of career paths.

    As a corporate financial analyst, you might help company leaders understand how to plan and invest for the future or as a financial planner you could help individuals and families do the same for retirement.

    You might pursue a career as an investment banker, stock broker, credit analyst, securities trader, or international financial manager. Work settings can run the gamut from large enterprises to small family firms and everything in between—whether the New York Stock Exchange, the state house, or the local bank or credit union in your hometown. From Wall Street to Main Street, financial knowledge and skills will be a great investment in your future.

  • Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs

    Over one-third of jobs in Bartholomew County are in manufacturing (ranked #59 in the United States, #1 in Indiana). In the IUPUC service region, between 24 percent and 37 percent of jobs are in manufacturing. Eleven of the nineteen “Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs” in Indiana Region 9 require a bachelor’s degree in business.

  • Graduate and other studies

    As a Division of Business graduate who has completed the finance concentration, you might also choose additional study, like:

At the heart of good management rests the ability to consistently make choices that create value for shareholders and other stakeholders. Each Finance major will hold distinctive keys to flourish in a lucrative and exciting career.

Dr. Ryan Brewer, Associate Professor of Finance

How do you earn a degree in finance?

To earn an Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Business with an finance concentration, you will complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Most courses are 3 credit hours each but some vary. Of the total credit hours for the finance concentration, 36 come from general education courses, 39 from core business courses, 27 are elective credit hours, and 18 are from upper level finance courses.


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Academic advising

As a business student at IUPUC, you'll work closely with your academic advisor to select and register for classes that apply toward your degree program. Your advisor will help you monitor your progress to ensure you are on the right track to a successful career in finance. However, professional academic advising goes well beyond scheduling classes.


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Internships

Internships are an important part of your finance education. They enable you to apply theories learned in the classroom to real-world business settings. They are also excellent opportunities for resume-building and better employment prospects after graduation.


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Learn more about other concentrations

In addition to finance, you can also earn concentrations in accountinghealth services administration, innovation managementmanagement, and marketing.