Every enterprise decision produces financial effects. This fact forms the core vision of the finance major, dedicated to examining analysis methods, financial instruments, institutions, and theories. The student of finance prepares himself or herself by development of a set of applied methods for examining and evaluating investment projects, financing projects, and owner preferences for handling earnings. Students pursue an integrated degree with courses in business, law, economics, statistics, ethics, and strategy. The liberal arts core helps to produce a well-rounded professional, ready to navigate the dynamic global marketplace.
Within the area of Finance, courses provide a knowledge of Business, national, and international finance, which are essential to the operation of our modern dynamic economic system. Courses in this area cover the scope and methodology of financial instruments and institutions.
Within the area of finance, courses provide knowledge of business, national, and international finance, which is essential to the operation of our modern, dynamic economic system. Courses in this area cover the scope and methodology of financial instruments and institutions.
In addition to the required courses, students may take elective courses in a wide variety of areas including the humanities and physical and social sciences in order to provide a sound liberal arts foundation.
Assessment Learning Goals
The faculty of the department of business shall achieve all department goals in a manner that will promote the teachings of the Catholic Church and comports with the University mission:
- To provide an understanding of the influence and impact of government policy changes to economic variables and the interpretation of economic indicators.
- To provide an understanding of basic accounting principles that will enable students to interpret basic financial statements.
- To develop critical thinking skills that will enable students to contribute to organizational success.
Specific program goals (All will include the general department goals): The student should be able to understand:
- The role of financial markets and institutions in the economic system
- How to apply tools and techniques for financia