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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.

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A High-Quality Education

  • Real-World Experience
  • Career Preparation
  • Study Abroad and Global Learning
  • 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 $47.9 million 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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    Step out of the Classroom. And Head to, Say, Shanghai.

    Technology has made our world increasingly more connected, and the economy has become more global than any time in history. To give our students a leg up prior to graduation, we offer several study abroad programs, including a full slate of summer study programs.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Davis Center

    In the Davis Center, students manage and invest $47.9 million of the University's endowment using industry-leading financial analysis software. It is one of the largest student managed funds in the world.

    Hanley Sustainability Fund

    Students manage this equity portfolio, which aims to outperform the overall stock market while investing solely in sustainable companies.


    Each year, students travel to New York City to visit corporations and major financial institutions. There, they learn what to expect in a full-time job, receive an overview of the typical career paths and network with professionals.

    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.


    Department of Economics and Finance

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

    AACSB Accredited

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