Financial decisions are an important part of any business, from the largest global corporations to the smallest community organizations. That’s why Lindenwood University-Belleville’s bachelor’s degree in finance is focused on giving you the knowledge and skills you need to enter almost any business career you choose.
About Finance at Lindenwood University-Belleville
The Bachelor of Arts in finance will give you an in-depth view of how time, money, and risk all work together to impact businesses and the economy. Exciting internship opportunities and personalized guidance from professors will ensure that you’re fully prepared for the finance career of your choice.
Each of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s full-time finance faculty has the highest degree in their field, along with significant real world experience in business finances. With small class sizes and personalized guidance from your professors, you’ll get a truly unique classroom experience geared toward helping you succeed.
Earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance
With a major in finance at Lindenwood University-Belleville, you’ll take courses on topics such as investments, international finance, estate planning, risk and insurance, corporate finance, and income taxes.
You will also have unique opportunities to participate in internships that give you real world experience in finance even before you graduate. By working directly with current professionals in the field, you’ll gain important networking contacts and build your resume while also learning firsthand how it feels to work in the industry.
Earning a Minor in Finance
If you’ve chosen to pursue a degree in a different major, such as business administration or math, a minor in finance could help to complement the concepts you’ll be learning in other classes. By definition, a minor is simply a secondary academic subject to add to your knowledge, whether it is professional or personal interest.
A minor in finance requires 27 credit hours and includes areas of study such as financial institutions and markets, microeconomics, and statistics.
What to do with a Finance Degree
As a graduate in finance, you’ll have countless employment opportunities in areas such as funds management, investment banking, credit, money markets, loan/mortgage, retail, and many others.
Employers often place high value on graduates with a background in finance, which is why finance careers are among the highest paid positions in the nation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in financial operations are expected to grow eight percent through 2024 with a median annual wage of nearly $65,000.
Contact the Lindenwood University-Belleville Division of Business and Entrepreneurship
For more information about the finance program at Lindenwood University-Belleville, contact the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship at (618) 239-6192.