UCM's Finance program offers you extensive training in Finance, backed by the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies' prestigious accreditation, which prepares you for a successful career in finance and business.
B.S.B.A. in Finance prepares students for dynamic careers in a variety of finance positions. The finance field consists of three basic areas - investments, business (corporate) finance, and financial institutions. Students receiving a B.S.B.A. in Finance are given a broad-based knowledge of finance, which they may supplement by focusing on a particular area through a choice of electives in finance. Electives include areas of focus:
- Student-Managed Investment Fund
- Derivative securities
- International finance
Why Choose Finance at UCM?
The Harmon College has earned the prestigious accreditation, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
There are 12 computer terminals with the Bloomberg Professional service installed, which allows classes to conduct financial and economic research. UCM is one of only two public universities in Missouri that has 12 Bloomberg terminals.
Students have the opportunity to enroll in an Investment Fund course, which offers real-world experience by allowing students to manage a $500,000 scholarship fund.
Engagement allows students to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field and to develop essential networking and leadership skills.
Program graduates enter the workplace prepared with practical, hands-on experience through student organizations, internships, and international study.
The opportunities to build your résumé and prepare you for your career include:
- Student Finance Association boosts industry knowledge and promotes interaction between students and faculty.
- Bloomberg Professional® Service gives you access to the industry-leading platform for news data, analytical tools and research to
- make informed investment decisions. The Donn G. Forbes Center for Financial Services is equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology that allows you to perform detailed investment analyses.
- CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual educational challenge that promotes best practices in equity research through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills. You will learn from leading industry experts and compete with students from the region’s top finance programs.
- Student Managed Investment Fund course provides you the invaluable hands-on opportunity to learn equity research, security selection, and portfolio management skills, by managing an investment portfolio worth more than $600,000.
The bachelor’s degree in Finance contains several unique characteristics.
You will learn analytical and conceptual skills needed for a career in finance. These skills include:
- Recognizing and applying maximization principle allowing you to maximize the value of the firm/shareholders’ wealth
- Examining the risk and return impacts of the firm’s investment and financing decisions
- Making sound financial decisions, using fundamental financial/economic models, in a systematic manner
- Comprehending the role of financial intermediation and function of global financial markets
- Appreciating legal and ethical considerations
Scholarships and Financial Aid
A wide variety of scholarships are available to help finance your education. Learn more about the scholarships available at ucmo.edu/efascholar.
Federal financial aid is available. UCM’s FAFSA Code: 002454
For admission to the Finance major, you must have:
- Completed eight preadmission courses with a grade of C or higher and must obtain a 2.40 cumulative GPA, and a 2.40 in specific courses, before admission to the degree program. These courses are recommended for completion during your freshman and sophomore years.
Upon completing the AACSB-accredited bachelor’s degree, you can be prepared to pursue or advance a career in banking, financial analysis, security analysis, corporate finance, or personal financial planning.
Alumni from the program work in a variety of positions including:
- Bank branch manager
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Commodities, securities, and financial services sales agent
- Credit counselor
- Financial advisor, manager, or consultant
- Insurance underwriter
- Loan officer
- Securities analyst
About our Faculty
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.
These faculty members are actively engaged in academic research, serve as professional consultants, and are involved in numerous professional organizations.
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Last updated June 11, 2018