Students can launch a successful career in the fast-paced and changing world of Finance and Insurance by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance or a Specialization in Insurance, or by completing required coursework in a Minor in Finance or a Minor in Insurance, depending on an individual student’s career goal and educational need.
Through the Department of Finance, students can also earn the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) by taking courses in the Financial Planning Concentration within the Finance specialization. After completing the required eight courses, students will meet the educational requirements of the CFP® Board of Standards and be eligible to sit for the CFP® certification examination.
Liabilities with Drones, Driverless Cars, and Cyber Attacks Discussed at Insurance Symposium
“Emerging Issues in Insurance and Risk Management” was the theme of this year’s Insurance Symposium, hosted by the Department of Finance and held in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Discussion topics included cyber liability, insurance issues with drones as well as driverless cars, and the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Finance & Insurance Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to all award winners of Finance and Insurance Scholarships for AY 2016-2017! Finance and Insurance students received over $31,000 in Department of Finance Scholarships for Fall 2016. These students were recognized at the CBA Honors and Awards Program on Friday, September 16, 2016. Read More
STUDENT MANAGED PORTFOLIO BEATS EXPECTATIONS
During fall semester, seven undergraduate students managed a long-only equity portfolio valued at $380,000. The BGSU Student Managed Fund operated as part of FINANCE 4360 – Portfolio Management. According to finance professor, Dr. Stephen Rush, who teaches the course, “The goal of the class is to beat the S&P 500 index (a benchmark widely used in the investment management industry) on a risk-adjusted basis.” He adds, “The positive relationship between risk and return means that increasing the level of risk may increase total return but also increases the threshold for risk-adjusted returns.” Read More
YOUNG FINANCE ALUMNUS ACHIEVES FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS AT PRUDENTIAL
In 2014, Peter Bahner was excited to be graduating from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) with a business degree, specializing in finance and a concentration in financial planning. His senior year, he interned at Prudential and accepted a full-time job there after graduation. Fast forward only two years, and Bahner has already achieved the role of Manager, Training and Development (MTD) at Prudential Advisors. Read More
Knippen Takes Fast Track from BGSU to Silicon Valley; Business Program ‘Better Positioned’ Him with Valuable Skillset
BGSU’s College of Business Administration goes beyond business as usual to prepare graduates for successful careers and James “Jimmy” Knippen is one of those outstanding examples who received a valuable business skillset which landed him a job in Silicon Valley where he is already making a positive impact.
Top Finance Students Receive Awards
Kory Brown was recognized by the Finance Department as the Top Graduating Senior. Kory was the captain of the BGSU Varsity Baseball team for two years and he served as a mentor to freshmen baseball players. Kory was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma the national college athlete honor society. Read More
VOLATILITY IN THE STOCK MARKET GRABS NEWS HEADLINES AND CREATES NERVOUSNESS AMONG INVESTORS AND GLOBAL MARKETS
Assistant finance professor, Dr. Stephen Rush, who joined the College this fall, is conducting research that impacts the finance field because it helps us to better understand how to prevent “flash crashes” in the stock market as well as assists us to understand algorithmic trading, known as automated trading or black-box trading. Dr. Rush’s current research is focused on informed vs. uninformed traders and how these traders affect the price of stocks. Read More
BGSU Alums See Job Opportunities and Stability in Insurance Industry
Brian Bowerman and Connie Frey are BGSU alumni who are passionate about the insurance industry and advocate its job prospects. They reconnected with their alma mater as members of the Department of Finance’s Insurance Advisory Board to support the department’s re-establishment of an insurance and risk management program as well as the creation of the Insurance and Risk Management Institute (IRMI). Westfield Insurance is one of the eight Charter Members of IRMI.
Ohio Governor Appoints Finance Alumnus to BGSU Board of Trustees
Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed David O’Brien of Westlake, Ohio, to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees for a term running until May 17, 2024. Read More
Ohio Insurance Industry and BGSU Partner to Build Program to Address Significant Talent Gap
BGSU’s finance department responded to the call from Ohio’s insurance industry and the state of Ohio to educate and train students to fill projected open positions for the insurance industry. The finance department implemented a new insurance specialization last fall and created an institute and advisory board to help grow its program.
Finance Alumnus Recognized for Excellence
On Feb. 27, Bowling Green State University honored seven accomplished graduates at the 2016 BGSU College Alumni Awards. Held in the Mileti Alumni Center, the ceremony recognized the impressive professional and civic achievements of the following individuals: Read More
Class of 2016 Success Stories: A head start with a Falcon finish
When Allison Artz began her career at Bowling Green State University, she was already a year ahead of her classmates. Artz started college with enough credits to be considered a sophomore through her participation in the College Credit Plus Program.