​​​​Finance Emphasis​

Studying finance at the University of Findlay will provide you with the skills you need to succeed in a field that is essential in all industries.

An important aspect of running a company is having a clear understanding of available resources and a product’s return on investment (ROI). Financial experts help to determine ​cash flow, analyze ROI, and calculate future fiscal pitfalls. Strong interpersonal skills and an aptitude for working with numbers are among the most important qualifications for careers in finance.​

The finance emphasis is designed to help students develop an extensive analytical perspective. You will analyze the objectives, functions, and practices of economic areas of public and governmental finance, financial statement analysis and optimal financial decision-making. Upon completion of the finance emphasis, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Finance Emphasis ​and be prepared to pursue a variety of careers. ​

Findlay's finance students are prepared to pursue careers as a(n):

  • ​Chief financial officer
  • Financial examiner
  • Insurance/grants manager
  • Auditor
  • Financial advisor
  • Budget analyst​
  • Claims adjuster
  • Investment banker
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Strategic Adviser
  • Bond/commodities trader

​Student Experiences

Hear senior​ finance and accounting major AJ Kittle share his story in the video below. You can click here to learn more about AJ and follow along with his journey as a student at the University of Findlay.​​

​​Program Highlights

  • Experienced Faculty - Faculty members are active professionals within the finance​ field.
  • Valuable Internships - Internships are encouraged throughout the program in order to gain practical experience and professional networking.

  • Stay on track with faculty advisers - Each student is assigned a faculty adviser to help plan his or her curriculum, provide academic counseling and assist in career preparation
  • Pairs well with other subjects - Our program is flexible and pairs well with a number of other subjects, allowing students to individualize their degree to best fit their career goals. Students pursuing the Finance Emphasis have the opportunity to complement their degree with a minor or double-maj​or in other areas of business which include economicsmarketingaccountingmanagement, and international business​​.​

  • Develop a critical and analytical thought process - Findlay prepares students for the challenges of the business world. By specializing in finance, student learn how to problem solve and assess situations that allows them to successfully operate in a world that is increasingly global.

  • Build strong written and oral communication skills - Finance students build strong written and oral communication skills through courses where group and individual projects are assigned. ​

Course & C​urriculum

​At the University of Findlay, we are preparing the next generation of business leaders by providing them with both the foundational skills and in-depth knowledge required to be successful in the world of business. Undergraduate students in the College of Business work towards earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in an area of their choosing. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance Emphasis from the University of Findlay will prepare you for success in a variety of positions with businesses or nonprofit organizations. Click the buttons below to view the courses and curriculum in catalog.​


​The University of Findlay's Finance program is recognized as a CFA Institute Affiliated University by CFA Institute. Recognition as a CFA Institute Affiliated University signals to students, employers, and the marketplace that the finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.  The University of Findlay's partnership with the CFA Institute provides access to scholarships that help alleviate the cost of sitting for the CFA exam. 

The CFA designation represents an internationally recognized standard of excellence in investment management. 


​​Outside of the Classroom

Networking and hands-on learning opportunities at Findlay are endless. Here are a few ways our students gain experience outside of the classroom:

Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society     

Delta Mu Delta is the exclusive business honor society recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a Delta Mu Delta community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through lifetime memberships.​

Dana Scholars     

The University of Findlay College of Business Dana Chair/Scholar Program provides business students the opportunity to connect higher education with the real world of business. Dana Scholars are chosen each semester by the College of Business faculty and are recognizes as outstanding students for their academic and leadership skills. Dana Scholars network with and learn from an area business professional who serves as the Dana Chair for the academic year.

The Oiler 10
The Oiler 10 student-run, faculty-mentored marketing and consulting agency, in which students gain authentic hands-on experience by providing support and solutions to real businesses and organization​s. The group also has opportunities to travel and learn from agencies and businesses around the country. ​