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Bachelor's Degree Program in Finance

The finance major centers on managing money, which is an essential task for all modern organizations. As a finance major at the Meinders School of Business, you will have the opportunity to study some of the most important phenomena in the business world, including:

  • The value of money;
  • The interactions between return and risk;
  • How corporations finance their growth through equity and debt products;
  • How to choose a project over other candidate projects;
  • Financial markets and financial products;
  • Theory and practice on investments management. 

Why OCU and the Meinders? Here are some of the highlights you will want to become a proud part of: 

  • Everyone at the university and the school cares about your success and you will have the finest support you can expect at any college.
  • We strike impactful and experiential learning, guaranteeing that you will learn not only the theories and the concepts, but the necessary practical skills that will bridge your success with your future employer.
  • Our faculty have real industry and Wall Street experience, and your classroom learning will be filled with real world examples.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn to conduct research using Bloomberg Terminal, and the opportunity to manage real portfolios by joining the investment club. Other opportunities include participating in the Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition and attending the annual World Business Forum in New York City.
  • Our recent graduates have 100% placement rate. Employers include national investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, regional and local banks, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies such as Federal Reserve. Some of our graduates went on to study at the nation’s finest graduate programs.
  • We’re ranked No.2 best small-college accounting and finance program in the nation!

Your academic and career successes are our top priority. We encourage you to apply.

Course Requirements

Business (General)

Course NumberCredit HoursCourse Title
LAS 1063-xx3Liberal Arts Seminar
ENGL 11133Composition I
ENGL 12133Composition II
ENGL ____3Literature: World: 2513/2603
Western: 2103/2203 - or -  
Classics: 2004H/2114H
REL ____3Intro to Biblical Literature - or -
Intro to World Religions
HIST ____3U.S. History: 1003/1103 (1113I – Survey for int’l students) 
Modern Language6May be satisfied by competency waiver
3*Philosophy/Ethics: ___________
POLS 10033Government In America (1013 Comparative Politics for int’l students)
MATH ____3
SCI 1003/10414Methods of Science Inquiry and Lab
PSYC 1113
SOC 2013 - or -
ECON 2113
3Social Science
ARTS ____3
** Additional Areas6Cross Cultural Study: Intro to World Religions or World Lit Modern Service Learning: _______________

* This requirement may be satisfied by a required business core course.
** May not require additional courses

Business Core (59 Hours)

Course NumberCredit HoursCourse Title
IT 10033Computers in Society
IT 31333Management Information Systems
MGMT 10011Business Connection
MGMT 10021Sophomore Business Connection
MGMT 20233Business Research & Communication
MGMT 22133Business Law
MGMT 22233Business Ethics (fulfills Philosophy/Ethics rqmt.)
MGMT 31233Principles of Mgmt & Organizations
MGMT 32133Human Resource Management
FIN 30233Business Finance
ACCT 21133Financial Accounting
ACCT 22133Managerial Accounting
ECON 20133Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 21133Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 21233Business Statistics (fulfills Math requirement)
ECON 2423 - or -
MATH 2004
3Incremental Analysis and Optimization Calculus & Analytical Geometry
ECON 30133International Economic Policies
ECON 35133Applied Statistics
MKTG 30133Marketing Principles
MGMT 45733International Business Strategy (fulfills Capstone requirement)
PHRH 11033Public Speaking (1103I – for international students)

Finance Courses (21 Hours)

Course NumberCredit HoursCourse Title
ECON 31133Money and Banking
FIN 32133Investments
FIN 35333International Financial Management
FIN 42233Financial Analysis & Policy

Electives (Number of hours will vary)

Any two upper-level, advisor-approved finance electives: 6

One additional approved upper-level elective

Total Program Hours: 124

EACH STUDENT ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING AWARE OF AND MEETING ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM. EACH STUDENT SHOULD MAINTAIN A PERSONAL RECORD OF THE PROGRESS TOWARD THE DEGREE.

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