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Finance Concentration - Business Administration Major

Grand View's Finance Concentration prepares students for a variety of finance positions in the public and private sectors. You’ll gain experience through hands-on activities both inside and outside the classroom to help you connect finance theory to the real world and find the right place to use your skills. Among the many topics you’ll study are global finance, investments theory, macroeconomics, portfolio management, and budgeting. With this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a wide variety of organizations.

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The Grand View University Business Administration degree with concentration in finance has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program, which indicates that holders of this degree will have had over 70% of the CFA body of knowledge covered though their degree program. Affiliation with the CFA program also means that Grand View students have access to scholarships covering a substantial portion of the cost of the CFA exams they take while studying at Grand View.

Why Grand View?

  • Personal attention from faculty with real world business experience and expertise
  • Powerful internship program to gain real world experience
  • Rigorous academic preparation
  • CFA Institute University Affiliate
  • Ability to customize your degree to fit your career goals
  • Available completely online!
Career Options

Many job opportunities exist for finance degree holders. Possible job titles include:

  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investor Relations Associate
  • Budget Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Credit Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Business Teacher

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR?

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Student Testimonials

Dr. David Hannum

“Dr. Hannum reached out to me when I reached a low point in the semester, with life throwing many curve balls and the pressure got overwhelming and so intense, I was going to quit. Dr. Hannum emailed, texted and reached out to me to encourage me to take one bite at a time and that there are opportunities to finish strong. Even the strongest have weaknesses. I am so grateful for his encouraging words of wisdom and showing me that he really cared as a person. I will forever remember the impact he made on my education and my choices of hanging in there. Today, I know I am still a student through hard work, determination to not let go of a dream and encouragement from Dr. Hannum. He really has made a difference in my life. Thank you. The entire staff was willing to work with my situation. Grand View University really cares about their students.” - Regina King


Dr. Alec ZamaDr. Alec Zama

“Alec Zama has always pushed me to do my best. When needing help, he always goes out of his way to find the resources to help me. Every time I receive an accomplishment, he ensures to recognize it by sending a quick "congratulations" email. He is one of my go-to persons.” - Magda Almendarez

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Is Finance Right for Me?

Finance is an exciting major with plenty of career opportunities. Contrary to popular belief, it’s also a major that requires both analytical skills and a healthy dose of creativity. Above all, it will help you develop multiple skill sets at once, offering you a great chance of success in several industries after graduation.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding if a finance major is right for you:

  • Am I interested in math and statistics?
  • Am I a creative problem-solver who is able to overcome challenges by coming up with innovative solutions?
  • Am I interested in figuring out how to help companies increase their revenue?
  • Am I a good communicator who is able to express my ideas clearly and effectively?

If you responded “Yes” to all of the above, then being a finance major might just be for you.

What do Finance Majors Earn?

The salaries of finance majors vary widely depending on the careers you choose to pursue. While accountants earn an average salary of $63,000 per year, management consultants earn an average of $86,000 and investment bankers can earn upwards of $250,000. 

It is important to note that industry and years of experience are factors that will impact salary. This should give you confidence in your future earning potential as you progress within your career.

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Faculty

Oscar Aguilar
Dr. Oscar Aguilar

Assistant Professor of Analytics

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Susan Andersen

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Nicholas Anderson

Lecturer

Dr. Ryan Anderson
Dr. Ryan Anderson

Professor of Business Administration

Tom Annis
Thomas Annis

Prof of Practice Bus (Finance) Level I

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Lisa Ash

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Hamid Awan

Lecturer of Business Administration

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David Binder

Lecturer of Business Administration

Dr. Kip Bottenfield
Dr. Kip Bottenfield

Professor of Business Admin

Scott Bull
Dr. Scott Bull

Associate Professor of Business Admin

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Edward Bull

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Dr. Terri Deems

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Dallas Dickey

Lecturer of Business Administration

Laura Eaton
Laura Eaton

Data Specialist & Lecturer of BSAD

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Zachary Fahey

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Brenda Gill

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Dr. David Hannum

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Jared Harmon

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Dana Henry

Lecturer of BSAD & Advisor

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James Henscheid

Lecturer

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Mark Hicks

Volunteer

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Shelley Hill

Administrative Assistant

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Brent Humphries

Lecturer of Business Administration

Christopher Huszar
Christopher Huszar

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Kayleigh Jones

Lecturer of Business Administration

Dr. Shannon Juergens
Dr. Shannon Juergens

Assoc Prof of Bus Admin & Dept Chair

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Dashle Kelley

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Laura Kinnard

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Jeffrey Knight

Lecturer

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Devin Kono

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Melody Kruzic

Business Academic Advisor

Paul Leavenworth
Paul Leavenworth

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Bonnie Leonhardt

Lecturer

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Michele Mason

Business Academic Advisor

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Marina McMains

Lecturer

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Mike Miller

Lecturer of Business Administration

Roger Nowadzky
Roger Nowadzky

Lecturer of Business Administration

Robert Olinger
Robert Olinger

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Joshua Opperman

Lecturer of Business Administration

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John Peterson

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Sarah Roemer-Engquist

Lecturer of Business Administration

Mark Slavich
Dr. Mark Slavich

Asst Prof of BSAD (Sports Management)

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Bradley Smerage

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Amy Swaner

Lecturer in Business Administration

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Mark Szymula

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Ronald Tekippe

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Shawn Wagner

Lecturer of Business Administration

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Mark Weatherly

Lecturer of Business Administration

Dmitry Yarushkin
Dmitry Yarushkin

Prof of Prac of Bus Admin, Level III

Dr. Alec Zama
Dr. Alec Zama

Professor of Business Admin/Econ

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