Bachelor in Finance

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Program Description

Do you have a passion for investment? Do you think you have what it takes to manage a financial institution? Consider our Finance program.

You’ll learn financial planning skills, foreign-exchange risk management, and financial transactions, ranging from leasing to mergers and acquisitions.

Also, continue your study in the CFP® Board Registered Program. 

Evestnet has partnered with the CFP Board's Center for Financial Planning through its Envestnet Institute on Campus program. For 2020, the Envestnet Scholarship is $5,000 each to 20 qualified applicants that is payable over two years. 

Why to study Finance?

A Finance degree from a prestigious college in Pennsylvania will help you start a career anywhere across the nation.

The finance major at Elizabethtown College is at the forefront of undergraduate finance education.  Students majoring in finance obtain advanced skills in financial analysis and valuation, investments and asset allocation, security trading, banking, and risk management.  Additionally, through extensive practical training in statistical analysis applications, financial databases, as well as communication and presentation skills, our finance graduates are well prepared to work with higher-level multinational corporate managers, marketing and accounting professionals, and other clienteles who rely on finance expertise to enhance profitable decision making.  Through engaging in a series of highly integrated courses and real-world learning experiences such as case studies, research challenges, finance, and trading competitions, along with seminars and talks were given by leading business executives, finance students at Elizabethtown College excel in professional certification exams, series exams, CFA programs, graduate studies, and their career pursuits.

Courses you will take:

  • AC 101 - Introduction to Accounting
  • EC 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 102 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • BA 265 - Management and Organizational Behavior
  • FIN 325 - Corporate Finance
  • FIN 327 - International Financial Management
  • FIN 370 - Security Analysis - Stock Pitch Competition
  • FIN 412 - Financial Derivatives
  • FIN 415 - Applied Financial Analysis - CFA Research Challenge
  • FIN 420 - Financial Institutions Management
  • FIN 424 - Investments
  • FIN 425 - Advanced Financial Management

The Finance major requires:

  • AC 101 - Introduction to Accounting
  • EC 101 - SSC Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 102 - SSC Principles of Microeconomics
  • BA 215 - Principles of Marketing
  • MA 251 - MA Probability and Statistics
  • BA 265 - Management and Organizational Behavior
  • AC 270 - Cost Management Accounting
  • BA 270 - Strategic Managerial Decision-Making and Critical Analysis I
  • BA 271 - Strategic Managerial Decision-Making and Critical Analysis II
  • BA 330 - Legal Environment of Business or
  • BA 331 - Business and Commercial Law for Accounting/Financial Professionals
  • FIN 325 - Corporate Finance
  • FIN 327 - International Financial Management
  • FIN 412 - Financial Derivatives - Futures and Options
  • FIN 420 - Financial Institution Management
  • FIN 424 - Investments
  • FIN 425 - Advanced Financial Management
  • BA 470-474 - Internship in Business

6 credits from the following:

  • AC 205 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 206 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • FIN 415 - Applied Financial Analysis
  • FIN 426 - Student Managed Investment Portfolio
  • MA 252 - Statistical Methods in Research
  • EC 410 - Econometrics

First-Year Suggested Courses:

  • FYS 100 - First-Year Seminar
  • EN 100 - PLE Writing and Language or
  • EN 150 - PLE Advanced Writing and Language
  • AC 101 - Introduction to Accounting
  • EC 101 - SSC Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 102 - SSC Principles of Microeconomics
  • Five Core courses (20 credits)

Notes:

Students may take EC 101 and EC 102 in any sequence.

EC 101 or EC 102 will fulfill both the Finance major requirement and the Social Sciences core requirement.

MA 251 will fulfill both the Finance major requirement and the Mathematics core requirement.

MA 251 should be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take any necessary prerequisites in the first year depending on their math placement.

BA 270 and BA 271 are to be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take BA 270 in the Fall and BA 271 in the Spring.

FIN 325 should be taken either in the 2nd or 3rd year, as it is a prerequisite for many upper-level classes.

Careers in Finance

Finance major graduates have careers with prestigious banks, investment banking houses, asset management firms, brokerage firms, consulting firms, insurance firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

A Finance degree prepares you for a multitude of career possibilities. You could be a financial analyst and advise businesses on how best to reach their financial goals. Eventually, you can grow your expertise to become a financial manager in charge of an entire company’s investment practices. If you like working with people, you could pursue a career in personal financial advising. Loan officers work with both companies and people seeking loans for a variety of purposes. Some other possible careers include financial controller, financial planner, financial services agent, or insurance underwriter.

Are you interested in a career in personal finance advising?

  • Demand for this career will grow by 30% by 2024
  • Median salary: $90,530 per year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Smart investing is the key to financial prosperity. By graduating with a finance degree from our College in the heart of south-central Pennsylvania, you’ll be the one holding this key. You’ll serve as the guide for corporations and individuals seeking greater security, prosperity, and growth.

Last updated Aug 2020

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