Finance Concentration - Business Administration Major
Finance is about more than managing a company’s assets. It’s about securing an organization’s financial health. Grand View's B.A. in Business Administration Major - 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.
Finance is a growing field! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, finance positions are growing faster than the average for employment in the United States. Using a blend of intermediate finance and investments, this concentration incorporates some flexibility so students are able to tailor their program to the wide variety of career opportunities.
Finance may be the right career for you if you enjoy problem solving, have a strict attention to detail, or find that you enjoy watching the stock market and making predictions about investments. Finance students will need to have strong math skills and be able to work with complex data sets.
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
- Ability to customize your degree to fit your career goals
- Available completely online!
Many job opportunities exist for finance degree holders. Possible job titles include:
- Financial Planner
- Financial Analyst
- Investor Relations Associate
- Budget Analyst
- Credit Analyst
- Business Teacher
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR?
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 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