Finance and Financial Services

Bachelor of Science in Business, Finance Major

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Why Choose Finance?

A finance degree will give you the analytical skills needed for a successful professional career in today’s global financial markets. Our curriculum gives you a strong foundation in all areas of finance paired with the flexibility to tailor your degree to your future career plans. Our degree is also an University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, covering more than 70 percent of their body of knowledge.

Every business, organization, and governmental agency makes these decisions on a daily basis and our degree will put you in demand in a world where the accumulation, management, and preservation of wealth matter. If you are academically strong and serious about your future, this program will benefit you in a variety of jobs.


Organizations and companies of all sizes and industries employ finance professionals, making our graduates in demand in a variety of industries and jobs. You will find that finance professionals are essential to the decision-making process of business, nonprofits, and governmental organizations. Our graduates’ pass rates on the CFA exam is 60 percent, higher than the national average, and certification is essential if you are interested in financial analyst positions.

Our graduates work as:

  • Financial analysts
  • Financial managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Loan officers
  • Security analysts
  • Budget credit analysts
  • Bank managers

Real-World Experience

In your finance coursework, you will learn from qualified professionals who are active in finance issues and work on projects that allow you to apply theoretical concepts to real-world situations. Our investing class allows students to manage a real portfolio worth $1.2 million in our award-winning Soin Trading Center. Qualified finance and financial services majors can gain real-world experience through and internship or cooperative education experience, and through a capstone course where you develop a comprehensive financial plan for an individual or business. Internships are one-time work arrangement that gives you a chance to put your classroom knowledge to work in a business setting while cooperative education experiences allow you to alternate periods of work and school—both give you experience that will help you in your career goals. Contact the Department of Finance and Financial Services for more information.

Our finance club is active and hosts guest speakers, field trips to Chicago and New York City, and networking opportunities with employers and alumni. Our Leading Innovation in Finance Today and Tomorrow (LIFT2) Symposium brings leading experts to discuss the most pressing issues in the world of finance and financial services today.

Success Stories

Wright State finance major Alan Hubler helps Cincinnati company expand its business into Canada through an internship.
Corinna Lawrence, a 2008 Wright State graduate, makes her mark in Africa with the Peace Corps.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Business, Finance program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog. View business core course requirements.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in finance.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in finance.

Program Outcomes

If you complete the program, you will graduate with a Bachelor in Business with a major in finance. The core courses cover all aspects of the theory and practice of financial management, including courses in accounting, investments, financial planning and analysis, international finance and managerial finance. A sequence of courses is available for students interested earning the Certified in Financial Management designation.

If you are interested in finance and accounting, you should consider a dual major in these programs.



Take the Next Step

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