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Bachelor of Science in Finance (B.S.)

The Clark H. Byrum School of Business finance curriculum introduces students to real world financial problems through our integrative and experiential approach to business education.

Why choose Finance at Marian?

  • Interact with local business professionals as you identify and analyze acquisition targets for a large multinational corporation.  
  • Become a venture capitalist for a semester as owners of Indiana start-ups pitch their business ideas to you. 
  • Bounce your analysis off local venture capitalists before investing actual dollars from our $175,000 Student Managed Venture Fund.

Our curriculum combines a broad foundation in finance with an internship program that provides the opportunity for specialized work with an employer. Companies with opportunities in portfolio management, security analysis, insurance, corporate finance, wealth management and consulting hire Byrum School finance majors for internships and full time employment.

What will I study?

View courses Finance checklist and sample 4 year plan

39 hours from our experiential business core plus 33 hours in Finance, Accounting and MIS, including

Required Courses

  • FIN 111 Personal Finance
  • ACC 250 Intro to Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • MIS 320 Business Decision Support Systems
  • FIN 311 Advanced Managerial Finance
  • FIN 360 Investments
  • FIN 411 International Finance
  • FIN 455 Cases in Accounting and Finance

Two Electives From the Courses Below:

  • FIN 350 Money and Banking
  • FIN 352 Public Finance
  • FIN 357 Risk and Insurance
  • FIN 358 Student Managed Fund
  • ACC 430 Federal Taxation I

Career opportunities and employment outlook

Occupational employment and job openings data % Employment Change, 2014-24 Median annual wage, 2015 Typical education needed for entry
Credit analysts 6.1 $69,680 Bachelor's degree
Credit counselors 15.5 $43,840 Bachelor's degree
Financial analysts 11.7 $80,310 Bachelor's degree
Financial examiners 9.7 $78,010 Bachelor's degree
Financial managers 6.8 $117,990 Bachelor's degree
Loan officers 8.1 $63,430 Bachelor's degree
Personal financial advisors 29.6 $89,160 Bachelor's degree
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 9.5 $71,550 Bachelor's degree
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

For more information

Tom Gjerde
Assistant Dean
tgjerde@marian.edu

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