Bachelor of ScienceFinance

Majoring in Finance involves studying the management of large amounts of money. You’ll learn how to make financial decisions for organizations via planning, raising funds, making investments and controlling costs. How can a pension fund be optimized? How is the impact of certain tax codes measured? What should be factored in when sourcing materials? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any business or organization as you take 50 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

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Finance Curriculum Overview

Majoring in Finance involves studying the management of large amounts of money. Students learn how to make financial decisions for organizations via planning, raising funds, making investments and controlling costs. Students gain knowledge and skills that are important for any business or organization. Because the finance program is designed to be responsive to the needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major for those considering a variety of careers such as stockbroker, investment banker, securities analyst, credit manager, or other financial specialist.

Requirements

Bachelor of Science degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Student Outcomes

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation. (*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul)
$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation(*salary data source: mnedtrends.org)
44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (*Graduate earning data source: collegescorecard.ed.gov)

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Meet Your Professors

Dr. Kevin Hall Dean of the College of Business

Dr. Hall has designed and taught courses for in-class, online, and blended delivery in a wide variety of subjects related to business, education, and leadership.

Mr. Craig Lien Associate Dean of the College of Business, Department of Graduate Business Administration Chairperson, Professor of Graduate Business Administration

A lifelong entrepreneur Craig has a special passion for working with emerging growth organizations.

Donald Helmstetter, Ph.D. Director, Education Doctorate Programs

In addition to his administrative duties at Concordia, Dr. Helmstetter continues to teach leadership courses at the graduate and post-graduate level.

Dr. Sarah Jahn Associate Professor of Mathematics

Sarah is passionate about helping students reach their mathematical potential and mentoring future mathematics teachers. She strives to support and challenge each student to increase both their appreciation of mathematics and their proficiency in mathematics.

Rachel Krueger Term Faculty of Mathematics

Rachel's passion is to help developmental math students to reach their potential in the mathematics necessary to succeed in their chosen field.

Dr. Robert Krueger Chair of Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Krueger offers not only an expert knowledge of mathematics to Concordia students, he also strives to make each student’s experience as rewarding as possible.

Career Potential

You’ll also keep it real beyond the classroom by doing internships, performing complete financial analyses of major corporations and even making decisions about Concordia’s student investment fund. Because we design our finance program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career as a stockbroker, investment banker, securities analyst, credit manager or other financial specialist.

  • Capital Budgeting Analyst
  • Cash Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Officer
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Project Finance Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Retail Bank Manager
  • Securities Analyst
  • Stockbroker
Student Success Stories Sarah Pieper ’15 - Accounting and Finance

"I really feel like all of the information in my courses was relevant and useful for life after college."

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