School: Business
Degree Type: Bachelors Degree | Minor
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

Finance professionals provide companies the expertise to manage their budgets effectively over the long term so they can achieve stability and growth. Our bachelor’s degree program gives you the skills to handle investments, capital budgeting, international finance, accounting principles and data modeling as you make ethical decisions to help your a thrive. Our faculty invest in your success, and offer you the best in practical classroom and research experiences. You cap off your education with internship opportunities that provide you the confidence to make your career count.

Finance Major

The Finance major combines hands-on experience with theoretical instruction and equips students for careers in finance. It can also serve as the first step in various professional certifications, including the CFA, CFP, CPA, and CMA. The program concentrates on financial concepts such as investments, capital budgeting, data modeling and analysis, both small and large business financial needs, international finance, and accounting concepts. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding ethics in a worldview context and the employment of ethical decision-making in organizations. The student will develop skills and understand the process of assessing, evaluating, and making decisions about the operational and financial management of businesses and organizations.

Degree Plans

Prerequisites: 6 credits
BUS 223 | Introduction to Microsoft Office | 3 credits
MA 111 or MA 242 | College Algebra or Introduction to Statistics (or higher level math) | 3 credits
Major Requirements: 63 credits: 26 credits in residence. 40 credits total upper division.
BUS 120 | Intro to Business and Personal Finance | 3 credits
BUS 195 | Internship Preparation | 2 credits
BUS 211 | Financial Accounting | 3 credits
BUS 212 | Managerial Accounting | 3 credits
BUS 261 | Organization Writing and Presentations | 3 credits
BUS 290 | Ethics, Social Issues, & Responsibility | 3 credits
BUS 303 | Business & Employment Law | 3 credits
BUS 310 | Management Theory & Practice | 3 credits
BUS 311 | Intermediate Accounting I | 3 credits
BUS 312 | Intermediate Accounting II | 3 credits
BUS 363 | Intro to Business Finance | 3 credits
BUS 364 | Corporate Finance | 3 credits
BUS 370 | Decision Modeling | 3 credits
BUS 371 | Investments | 3 credits
BUS 372 | Financial Analysis and Valuation | 3 credits
BUS 394 | Research Methods & Applied Statistics | 3 credits
BUS 445 | Global Business | 3 credits
BUS 465 | International Finance | 3 credits
BUS 483 | Commercial Banking | 3 credits
BUS 495 | Internship | 1-6 credits
EC 203 | Economics | 3 credits
MKTG 242 | Marketing | 3 credits

Upon successful completion of the Finance major, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Be technically competent in financial analysis, financial strategy, decision-making, risk analysis, measurement, reporting, research, and data analysis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of factors that impact financial decision making including demographics, psychological factors, financial actions, financial attitudes, planning actions, mortgage decisions, budgeting habits, goal planning, retirement planning, credit management, income and savings planning, insurance planning, investment planning, and financial self-control.
  • Proficiency of the basic personal competencies of professional demeanor, problem-solving leadership, interaction, communication, project management, and technology to engage ethically and with integrity within a constantly changing world.
  • Proficiency in the broad business perspective competencies of strategic and critical thinking, industry and sector perspectives, the globalization of finance, resource management, legal and regulatory environment, marketing and client forces, and leveraging technology to enhance business.

Finance Minor

The Finance minor provides students a basic understanding of how financial systems work and is a good complement for those in Business Administration or Accounting, who are pursuing entry-level careers in the financial sector.

18 credits: 18 credits in residence, 18 credits upper division.
Prerequisites: MA 111 (or MA 242), BUS 212, 223, 312, 394, EC 203
BUS 363 | Introduction to Business Finance | 3 credits
BUS 364 | Corporate Finance | 3 credits
BUS 370 | Decision Modeling | 3 credits
BUS 371 | Investments | 3 credits
BUS 372 | Financial Analysis and Valuation | 3 credits
BUS 465 | International Finance | 3 credits


Our Business Department faculty would love to hear from you.

Dr. Amber Gribbins

Assistant Professor of Business

Division of: Business
Phone: 503-517-1340

Accounting & Finance Partners:

Aldrich CPAs & Advisors
Creative Financial Staffing
Fisher Investments
Heritage Bank
McDonald Jacobs, PC
Moss Adams, LLP
Paper Investigator, Inc.
RVK Consulting
Wells Fargo
U.S. Government – IRS


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