"A vast majority of entrepreneurs start a business to make money. Thus, the primary goal of business owners is to maximizing their wealth. To accomplish this goal they need skills that estimate the effects of alternative operating, investing, and financing strategies have on the value of their business. Finance uses value-based management techniques to guide decision making that minimizes expected risk and maximizes expected return. The skills you will learn in SOBA’s finance program can be applied in areas such as:

commercial and investment banking    
investment analysis and strategy 
real estate 
risk management 

portfolio management 
private wealth management

corporate strategy 
project valuation and management
small business development 

public finance
business consulting 

private equity 
government non-profits

For more information on careers in finance go to:   Potential entrepreneurs looking for help can go to:"

- Dr. Paul Newsom
Assistant Professor of Finance

Current Degree Requirements

Please click here for the current degree requirements to earn a BS Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Please click here for the suggested 4 year course schedule for the Finance concentration. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


Finance Links
Below are links to sites dealing with Finance and/or Business related issues.

Standard and Poors
CNN Money
Motley Fool
London Stock Exchange
Investor Words

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