The Department of Finance at Georgia Southern University provides students with the foundation for careers in finance. Beyond the classroom, we offer a host of learning opportunities to enhance a student’s academic experience. These include Eagles on Wall Street, two student-run organizations (the Finance Association and the Southern Investment Association), certifications in both Bloomberg and Eikon, as well as the department’s membership in the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation program. Our graduates are employed in such diverse fields as banking, insurance, real estate, security analysis and financial planning. Our department offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in finance. We invite you to meet the faculty, view the curriculum and learn of the many interesting activities in which both our students and faculty are engaged.
Why Major in Finance?
Finance offers many professional opportunities. Every small business owner is, of necessity, a finance practitioner, while every major corporation has a finance division. Job opportunities abound in both the for-profit business arena and the not-for-profit sector.
Financial services firms, such as banks and insurance companies, employ millions throughout the United States, and millions more are employed abroad. Finance majors frequently find employment in these firms in a variety of different capacities, ranging from loan officers to insurance underwriters to stock brokers.
With the aging of the baby boomer generation in this country, the demand for finance specialists who can advise individuals on their personal financial planning needs has increased. Individuals seeking a career in the financial planning industry learn a variety of specialties, including portfolio management, real estate, insurance and tax strategies.
The major in finance has been designed to provide the student with a variety of concepts and techniques that can be applied in all financial situations, as well as specialized study in particular fields.
Our program offers courses in various fields within the finance discipline, including real estate, insurance, banking and security analysis.
In addition, we offer course work in the traditional areas of investment, financial institutions and international finance. The broad array of courses allows each student to design a program of study that best suits his or her career plans.