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Finance Degree


Help manage finances

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Explore finance at Columbia College

Employ a variety of financial strategies and tactics in the fields of corporate and personal financial management.

You’ll gain a strong understanding of business theories and principles. Study economics, management, ethics and information systems. Then, explore advanced finance as it relates to individuals, markets, corporations and institutions. Finance majors also select from electives such as insurance, small business finance and federal income tax.

You’ll also study:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Strategic management
  • Personal financial planning
  • Investments
  • Financial markets & institutions
  • Corporate finance

Degree(s)

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance

Prepare to work in finance

Financial professionals evaluate data, study trends and make recommendations to organizations and individuals regarding their finances. You’ll graduate with an understanding of financial markets, instrumentation and investments. Be prepared to work for positions in corporate and personal financial management.

7%

Employment growth

591k

New jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition, BLS.gov/OOH

Some possible paths include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Financial management
  • Financial services
  • Financial analyst
  • Investor relations
  • Corporate finance

Pride point

ACBSP Member logo.

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.


Small classes

Students having discussion in small class.

Students benefit from small classes and individualized attention. Faculty members are experienced leaders in their respective industries and communities.


Facilities

Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.

New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

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Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.


"“My business degree from Columbia College taught me to think strategically and execute a plan efficiently. I feel well prepared, in part due to my education from Columbia College.”
— Charlie Mackey ’14, Director of Community & Business Partnership Development


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