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Finance (B.S.B.A.)

Investing in Your Future

Money is a part of modern society on every imaginable level. Individuals, families, small companies, large corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governments must be able to manage their finances.

Our finance program prepares you to raise money, manage debt and invest your assets. You will work diligently to understand the financing of business enterprises: the financial decision-making process, how financial markets function, and the acquisition and management of capital. To prepare for your career, you can concentrate your studies in investment analysis and portfolio management, or corporate financial management.

To learn more about the available finance courses and to view a sample plan of study, please reference our Academic Catalog.

Facts and Figures

99%

are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

$55,932

average starting salary for finance majors

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"Colleges That Create Futures"

A High-Quality Education

  • Real-World Experience
  • Career Preparation
  • CFA Exam Scholarships
  • A Practical Education

    We believe students learn best through first-hand experience, and you'll have countless opportunities to apply your knowledge to practical business situations. Learn about the financial process firsthand by investing millions of the University's endowment — and watching it grow. Make connections with future employers on campus — and in New York City. Gain real-world experience through internships and co-ops.

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    On the Road to Success

    When graduation arrives, you'll find you're not entering the real world for the first time. With your strong academic foundation and practical education, you'll already be a part of it, fully prepared for your career and future life. Finance offers exceptional preparation for many careers, and our graduates are in high demand.

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    Finance Scholarship Opportunity

    The Department of Economics and Finance has been a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program since 2012. The finance undergraduate program has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. Through participation in the CFA-affiliated program, our school is eligible to sponsor up to six finance majors each academic year for CFA student scholarships.

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    DESIGN YOUR ACADEMIC PATH

    Double Major

    Choose a second or even third major! You can personalize your academic path to support your goals and interests. You may choose more than one business major or even a business major with a complementary non-business major, as long as you meet the specific requirements to enter the major.

    BWISE

    To really excel as a business professional, you’ll need to gain additional business wisdom outside the classroom. That's where BWISE comes in.

    Minors

    Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. We offer a variety of minors from virtually all areas of business that are available to any University of Dayton undergraduate student. School of Business Administration students also may elect to choose a non-business minor.

    Bachelor's Plus Master's

    The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

    Career Outcomes

    At our School of Business Administration, you will have the opportunity to combine the classroom and business world together in a way that allows you to further sharpen your skills. It’s a key reason why employers love hiring our students—they can hit the ground running.

    Academic and Career Advising

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To use your business skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through an internship or cooperative education? Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

    CONTACT

    Department of Economics and Finance

    Miriam Hall, Room 510
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251
    937-229-2416

    AACSB Accredited

    Our accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.