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Finance

The Bachelor of Arts degree in finance at the University of Mount Union requires courses in financial practice and theory, while also giving students the opportunity to put their knowledge, talent, and skills to the test by investing real money in stocks through a student-run investment team. Mount Union’s finance degree offers real-world experience, the chance to expand understanding of the industry, and expose students to a wide range of career possibilities. Finance majors at Mount Union will also sample a variety of business courses, including micro and macroeconomics, statistics, accounting, marketing, and management.

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Finance Major Quick Facts

The finance degree requires 128 credit hours of coursework, with 62-64 hours taken in the major. Additionally, the University’s general education program, the Integrative Core, allows students to explore areas of study outside their field of interest while developing essential leadership and communication skills that employers value. Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These opportunities, which supplement classroom learning, include:

  • Internships at for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Seminar at the Chicago Mercantile
  • Foreign exchange trading account project
  • Individual or collaborative research opportunities with faculty
  • Membership in Mount Union’s chapter of Delta Mu Delta, a business honorary, and the Investment Team

Mount Union's finance major ranked #2 in Ohio and #6 in the Great Lakes region as a best value in College Factual's 2018 rankings.

Curriculum

At Mount Union, you will not only take courses in financial practice and theory, but you also will have the opportunity to put your knowledge, talent, and skills to the test by investing real money in stocks through a student-run investment team. Few other finance programs present these opportunities and more by expanding your understanding of the industry and expose you to a wide range of career possibilities. As a finance major, you will also sample a variety of business courses, including micro and macroeconomics, statistics, accounting, marketing and management.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of the global environment in which businesses operate
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of their own values
  • Students will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and a capacity for service
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize when change is needed, adapt to change as it occurs, and lead change
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their personal interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as they pertain to professional career fields.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of career options available to them and will establish career objectives.

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