Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in
Why Study Finance
Finance is the study and practice of making money-denominated decisions.
Individuals, business corporations, and government agencies located
worldwide are all concerned with securing, managing, and investing funds
efficiently; i.e., they must practice sound financial decision making.
As a discipline, finance can be classified into six areas: corporate
financial management, investments, financial institutions and markets,
banking and insurance, personal financial planning, and real estate
investment and valuation.
Why Study Finance at Shippensburg
The Finance Program at Shippensburg University focuses on the
application of finance concepts. Required courses in applied analysis
give students a real-world feeling for finance. In addition to two
applied courses in market, company, and security analysis, the finance
major can apply for admission to the Investment Management Program
class. In this class students utilize their accumulated knowledge and
skills in the management of a real $ investment portfolio.
Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program
that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining
college credits. Finance majors intern at security brokerage firms,
financial services firms, commercial banks, manufacturing firms, as well
as government agencies. Internships often turn into job offers,
according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.
Career Opportunities and Salary Estimates
As a finance major, you will develop a wide range of analytical
skills that will allow you to choose a career within a full spectrum of
jobs, such as:
- Financial planner
- Security analyst
- Portfolio manager
- Corporate risk manager
- Real estate analyst/appraiser
The demand for finance graduates is high and continues to grow. For
further information on career opportunities in finance, visit www.careers-in-finance.com.
The average salary for Finance jobs in PA is $62,000.