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Bachelor's Degree in Finance
The Bachelor of Arts degree in finance at the University of Mount Union requires courses in financial practice and theory, while also giving students the opportunity to put their knowledge, talent, and skills to the test by investing real money in stocks through a student-run investment team. Mount Union’s finance degree offers real-world experience, the chance to expand understanding of the industry, and expose students to a wide range of career possibilities. Finance majors at Mount Union will also sample a variety of business courses, including micro and macroeconomics, statistics, accounting, marketing, and management.
GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)
English proficiency (one of the following):
- TOEFL: 61 iBT
- IELTS: 5.5
- PTE: 55
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- Personal Financial Planning
- Retirement and Estate Planning
- Introduction to Finance
- Corporate Finance I
- Corporate Finance II
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Multinational Finance
- Special Topics in Finance
- Investment Principles
- Comprehensive Securities Analysis
- Personal/Family Financial Planning
- Financial Institutions
- Seminar in Derivatives
- Honors Thesis/Project
- Internship in Finance
Scholarships & funding
A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website.
Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
- Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of the global environment in which businesses operate
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of their own values
- Students will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and a capacity for service
- Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize when change is needed, adapt to change as it occurs, and lead change
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of their personal interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as they pertain to professional career fields.
- Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of career options available to them and will establish career objectives.
From corporate finance to financial planning, investment banking to insurance and real estate, the opportunities are bountiful for finance majors. In nearly every field of business, there is a demand for financial knowledge, and as a finance major, you will have the opportunity to work as a consultant or analyst in your own business or for a specific company in any number of positions.
How can our program get you started on financial career path? Besides exceptional classroom preparation, you’ll have ample opportunity to apply all you have learned. Our investment team, internship program, senior project Chicago Mercantile Exchange seminar and Foreign Exchange trading account project are just a few of the ways you’ll gain invaluable practical experience.
Common careers include:
- Credit analyst
- Finance officers
- Financial advisor
- Financial analyst
- Financial planner
- Loan officer
- Investment banker
About this institute
University of Mount Union
The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...
Why study at University of Mount Union
Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!
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