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Finance Major

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

We welcome your interest in our finance program. If you need additional information, feel free to contact: Bruce Gonyea at bgonyea@marian.edu or Assistant Dean Tom Gjerde at tgjerde@marian.edu.

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

Requirements

Major for the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Finance
39 hours from our experiential business core plus 33 hours in Accounting, Finance, and MIS, including:

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 

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