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Finance Degree Program

As a successful business leader, you need to spend money to make money. It’s important to have a solid knowledge of financial operations. To be successful in business, you need to manage cash flows, allocate funds effectively, and finance the operations in a cost-effective way, while considering risk and prevailing business conditions. At WSC, you’ll study these things and more about business 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 business, industry, or even law.

Sample Program of Study

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Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
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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


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

Employers

  • 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, with 92% of the full-time faculty in this department holding the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And 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.

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Clubs and Organizations

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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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Opportunities

  • 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.
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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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