Wayne State College

Finance Degree Program

As a successful business leader, you need to spend money to make money. It’s important to have a solid understanding of financial operations. To be successful in business, you need to manage cash flows, allocate funds effectively, and raise capital in a cost-effective way, while considering risk and prevailing business conditions. At WSC, you’ll study these things and more in the finance degree program. The finance degree program will prepare you to talk money with fellow business leaders, and you’ll be ready to start a career in financial services or industry.

Sample Program of Study

finance degree program fact sheet



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Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration/Finance

Hours required:
For concentration: 48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular pairings: Accounting, Spanish, Agribusiness, Economics, International Business

Popular minors: Management Information Systems, Pre-Law

School: Business and Technology

Department(s): Business and Economics

Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.  Learn more about scholarships for the finance degree program at Wayne State College.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the finance degree program.

skills learned in the finance degree program

Skills Learned

  • Forecasting
  • Investment strategies
  • Business valuation
  • Financial functions within a business
  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Security analysis
  • Working capital management and budgeting
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Oral and written communication

Careers for finance degree majors

Possible Careers

  • Financial analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Loan officer
  • Financial advisor
  • Investment analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Investment banker
  • Insurance and risk manager
  • Securities broker
  • Real estate agent
  • Bank examiner

Employers of finance degree holders


  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Financial consulting firms
  • Investment companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Real estate companies
  • Credit agencies
  • Bank oversign agencies


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the finance degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the finance degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs for finance majors

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

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  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
finance degree internships


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a business administration (finance) degree.  You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

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