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Program Description

The Department of Finance, Economics, and International Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Graduates of our program bring added value to many types of organizations. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a technological business environment because they have mastered many professional skills. For example, students who graduate with a B.B.A. in Finance have developed competency in:

  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Problem-solving and Critical Thinking
  • Qualitative and Quantitative data analysis
  • Working as members of a team

Our graduates are therefore able, either individually or in a team context, to review and analyze, critically, financial policies and strategies for individuals and businesses.

Finance Plan of Study

Opportunities & Careers

  • Law School
  • Graduate School in Finance, Economics, Applied Economics, Human Resource Management, Statistics, and other fields
  • Business School (MBA Programs)
  • Analyst, Examiner, or Financial Institution Specialist with the FDIC or the Federal Reserve System
  • Private Sector Financial Services: Investment & Portfolio Management, Financial Planning & Wealth Management, Securities Broker, Bank Manager, Insurance

Projected job market data for Financial Managers:

These jobs are challenging, interesting, and fulfilling. And the money is good, too: starting salaries for graduates in the above fields average $49,700. For more information on job and career possibilities, we have prepared for you an extensive Alumni Jobs & Careers Database. If you want to know what our alumni are doing with their Finance degrees (often combined with studies in economics, accounting, and/or international business), and what YOU can do with a Finance degree from the Lewis College of Business, you’ll find those answers in this document!

Major Courses

  • FIN 343 – Intermediate Financial Management
  • FIN 370 – Principles of Investments
  • FIN 425 – Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • FIN 470 – Financial Policies and Strategies
  • FIN Electives (12 hours)

NOTE: FIN 440 has to be taken as the International COB elective, but cannot double count as a FIN elective.

*FIN electives can be any 300 or 400 level FIN course (except FIN 440 and 490), ECN 310, ECN 326, ECN 328, ECN 423, ACC 311, ACC 312, or ACC 418. One elective must be at the 400 level.

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FIN & ECON Contact Information

Dr. Shaorong Zhang, Department Chair
Department of Finance & Economics
Marshall University
Lewis College of Business
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Office: Corbly Hall 256
Phone: 304-696-2606

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Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation
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Phone: 304-696-2314

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