The Finance program offers a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Choose a major and a career in Finance. Finance offers exciting jobs, very attractive salaries, and endless opportunities. Students may major in Finance, for a well-rounded financial education or they may choose Financial Planning which concentrates on personal finance. Both programs provide the student with the necessary tools to understand the world of money and financial markets.
Finance refers to the management of money, both in the corporate world and in personal finance. The finance major will explore topics like financial planning, banking and investing while developing valuable job skills in problem solving and communications. Students will take courses in Accounting, Marketing, Operations Management, Analytics, Law and Ethics.
Finance majors are interested in working with numbers, financial markets and finding ways to earn money. Students tend to be natural problem solvers who are goal oriented. Our program focuses on developing these very marketable skills.
The B.S. in Finance will provide students with the necessary tools to work with Stockbrokers, Private Equity firms, Investment firms, and on the Finance staff of Corporations to help them achieve their goals. The CFP majors will work with Personal Financial Planning firms to help clients build personal wealth.
The B.S. in Finance degree from Stockton University is a degree designed for the finance professional infused with broad-based liberal arts courses so that the student gets a well-rounded education. Finance majors will take a total of 80 credits focused on Finance and related business topics. Beyond the Business Core, which includes courses in Economics, Management, Statistics and Analytics, the student will take courses in Advanced Financial Management and Investments, and then choose from a number of varied electives. Students will examine financial risk, how insurance works and how to properly manage an investment portfolio. The capstone course, Strategic Financial Management teaches how the world of finance operates.
Students who choose the B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Financial Planning will take a total of 80 credits focused on Finance and other business topics. Included in that total are seven very specific courses that are required for the Certified Financial Planner exam. These courses focus on all aspects of personal finance, retirement planning and wealth building. Once the coursework is completed the student is qualified to take the CFP exam and enter the world of personal finance.
Highly qualified students may enroll in the accelerated dual degree program, which allows them to earn the B.S. degree in Finance and an M.B.A with a concentration in Finance or other business-related fields. This curriculum allows the student to obtain both degrees in as little as five years.
Finance Learning Outcomes
- Graduates will apply and synthesize concepts learned throughout the Finance Program to demonstrate a level of professional competency required of a new entrant into the Finance profession.
- Graduates will be able to perform fundamental business skills in management, finance,
accounting, marketing, and business analytics.
- Graduates will be able to apply current management and administrative practices and theories.
- Graduates will be able to manage the flow of funds within organizations.
- Graduates will be able to organize, record, and report business transactions.
- Graduates will be able to utilize the interrelationships between customers, products, and companies to guide effective decision making.
- Graduates will be able to apply theories and skills of statistical data analysis and management science to support decision-making processes.
- Graduates will be able to diagnose problems in various business situations, gather and analyze relevant information to understand the problems, and select and implement appropriate solutions, and evaluate outcomes.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate ethical reasoning by recognizing moral dilemmas, analyzing their effects on stakeholders, and applying ethics theories to determine alternative solutions to those dilemmas.
- Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in a professional environment.
- Oral communication: Graduates will be able to deliver information in a persuasive, logical, and organized manner with a professional demeanor using appropriate visual aids.
- Written communication: Graduates will be able to create informational, analytical, and technical documents that are organized and concise, and incorporate credible sources.
- Graduates will be able to work effectively with various stakeholders in increasingly
diverse and global business environments.
- Graduates will be able to interact effectively with team members.
- Graduates will be able to contribute their expertise to collaborative projects.
- Graduates will be able to recognize and implement inclusive and equitable business practices in diverse business environments.
- Graduates will be able to use technology to support performance in varying business
- Graduates will be able to select and use appropriate technology to gather, analyze, and interpret data to solve business problems.
- Graduates will be able to adapt to emerging technologies.
- Graduates will be able to identify ethical issues related to the use of technology and data, including privacy and security.
Graduates with a B.S. in Finance from Stockton University can expect to work in the following occupations:
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Advisor
- Business Development
- Portfolio Manager
- Investment Banking
- Financial Planner
- Real Estate Broker
- Insurance Underwriter
- Budget Analyst
- Corporate Financial Management