Career – what can you do with a specialization in finance?
Close links to employers across the region and nationally help our finance students start careers in any number of finance sectors. Those pursuing one of the finance concentrations have the ability to complete certifications and further enhance their career opportunities.
Our graduates are employed by some of the nation’s most well-known financial firms. Alumni include chief financial officers of international companies and the founder of a major software company.
Career opportunities in finance are abundant and include jobs in cash management, financial analysis, securities brokering, commercial lending and loan management, retail bank management, corporate financial management, risk management, insurance company operations and management.
Finance students will learn the five principal areas of the modern finance industry:
- Corporate finance
- Financial institutions and banking
- Insurance and risk management
- Personal finance planning
The core business classes will equip you with a broad understanding of today’s global business context. The finance specialization coursework will add a comprehension of the primary mechanisms for acquiring assets and funding in business enterprises.
You will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of financial analysis, working capital management, and investment and financing decision-making.
Financial planning – can lead to a career as a financial advisor or planner with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional designation. After completing the required eight courses that are embedded in your program, you will meet the educational requirements of the CFP® Board of Standards and will be eligible to sit for the CFP® certification examination.
Financial analysis – can lead to a career as an investment analyst with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designation. After completing the program, you will be eligible to sit for the first CFA exam and can earn a scholarship for the cost of the exam.
- Financial Technology (FinTech)
- Investment Analysis
- Portfolio Management
- Financial Management with Excel Applications
- Risk Management & Insurance Planning
- Retirement & Employee Benefit Planning
- Financial Markets
- Estate Planning
One of only 6% of business schools with AACSB accreditation, the highest accreditation possible
Schmidthorst College of Business Specializations
The flexibility to complete one or more of our 13 specializations distinguishes us from other universities – and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
- Applied Economics
- Business Analytics and Intelligence
- Individualized Business
- Information Systems
- Insurance and Risk Management
- International Business
- Sales and Services Marketing
- Supply Chain Management
Premier entrepreneurship program
The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
We weave entrepreneurship into all business programs and offer an entrepreneurship minor.
You can take courses in:
- Real estate entrepreneurship
- Women and social entrepreneurs
- Nonprofit and corporate responsibility
- Innovation and disruption
Top business leaders and entrepreneurs-in-residence bring real-world experience and expertise to our curriculum. A mentorship program connects students with alumni and industry leaders.
Thanks to an incubation program funded by alumni and supporters, more than $800,000 has been provided to student entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.
Updated: 11/21/2023 03:59PM