Finance may be the right major for you if the constant change of today's economy gets your adrenaline pumping. The Finance major prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the field, including portfolio management, financial analysis and financial services sector like brokerage, banking and insurance. It is excellent training for commerce, government, and education administrations. We also prepare students for further graduate training such as master's and doctoral programs, law school, as well as professional designations such as the Series 7 and 63 licenses, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations.
In addition to the standard business core, Finance majors take specialized courses such as Business Finance, Money and Financial Institutions, Investments, Multinational Finance and Corporate Financial Management. The major also requires two elective courses from a selection of Personal Finance, Principles of Insurance and Risk Management, Financial Risk Management (Futures and Options Contracts), Real Estate Principles, Equity Fund Management, and Fixed Income Fund Management.
As part of School of Business Administration curriculum, the requirements for the Finance Major or Finance Minor, as well as the List of Courses taught by the Finance Department can be found through the Stetson University Catalog.
Requirements for Finance Major
Requirements for Finance Minor
The nationally recognized Roland George Investments Program is a two-semester program in portfolio management that is open to select students who manage an actual portfolio valued at about $3.5 million to date this year, 2015. George students are multi-time champions at R.I.S.E., a national student-managed portfolio competition at the University of Dayton, Ohio, excelling in four different portfolio categories. They placed first in Fixed Income Bonds at the 2014 R.I.S.E. competition and also placed first in Fixed Income Bonds at the 2014 Global and Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum held in New York City, NY, hosted by Quinnipeac University in Hamden, CT. This is an exceptional achievement many financiers would envy. Additionally, our students placed first in the 2011 CFA Global Investment Research Challenge for the state of Florida. This is one of the oldest and arguably the best student-managed programs in the United States. Graduates have gone on to success as financial analysts and money managers, as well as further graduate training in finance, economics, mathematical finance, and law.
Finance and Economics
Chris Tobler, Ph.D., Chair
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