Finance Concentration

The discipline of finance is at the heart of all businesses. Those that make sound financial decisions thrive. Those that don’t struggle or, worse yet, don’t stick around. It’s why knowledgeable, highly trained practitioners in finance are so valued by companies.

By studying finance, a concentration in our business administration major, you can be one of those people. You will, as we like to say, learn the “language of business” that allows you to communicate across departments toward a common goal.

Our course of study will give you the skills to analyze and execute the financial aspects of managerial decisions, covering topics that include the capital structure of corporations, short- and long-term investment decisions, financial security valuation, asset allocation, portfolio optimization, and investment performance evaluation.

You will graduate prepared for a career in any number of financial industry sectors, including corporate financial management, investments, banking, mutual funds, and financial services. You will also be prepared for graduate training in finance or other business areas. Our graduates have gone on to earn their MBAs, start their own companies, and become successful executives in all sectors of business.

Why Study Finance at George Fox?

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What will I Study?

Our finance courses include international trade and finance, financial management, financial markets and institutions, investment planning, and financial analysis and strategy. Topics we cover include:

  • How finance works in big companies
  • Personal finance management
  • Investment techniques and strategies
  • Financial analysis
  • International financial management
  • Capital acquisition, planning and budgeting
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Christian Wang

Christian Wang

The finance program helped me build a solid understanding of finance concepts and explore my interests. I experienced Be Known throughout my interactions with professors, tutors and fellow classmates. I took ownership to conduct financial research in a topic of my interest, and received tremendous support and mentorship from professors.

What’s after George Fox

Employment opportunities in the financial sector are expected to grow faster than average during the next five to 10 years – especially careers in personal finance. A more complex financial environment, coupled with an increasing number of baby boomers who need to invest their retirement savings wisely, both contribute to this positive outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. can expect to see more than 700,000 new jobs in financial management between 2019 and 2019 – a 15 percent growth rate.

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