Finance, BS

Central to Optimizing Capital Goals

Central’s BS in Finance prepares students for professional careers with entities from individuals and organizations to corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. With required coursework in business and finance plus required electives in finance, students graduate with the skills necessary to evaluate all business and financial risks and returns in business decisions.

Graduates may pursue careers in corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investments, financial analysis, financial planning, portfolio management, and government.

Program Features

  • Finance faculty are PhD-trained scholars with extensive backgrounds in financial management, personal finance, and investments, both domestic and international
  • Faculty’s practical experience provides depth to the academic material and enriches the classroom experience
  • Internship opportunities available
  • Option for 5-year accelerated BS in Finance/MBA
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available



The Central School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Lisa Anne Frank
School of Business
R.C. Vance Academic Center

Academic Department

When I began to apply and interview for internships, I would talk about my education to the interviewers. They were always very pleased to hear that I went to Central and some even knew some of my professors! The connections I have made at Central really helped me to gain internship and job opportunities that would have been otherwise difficult to get.

Kateryna Yukevych
’22 Finance & Accounting major

Did You Know?

The Finance Department internship program allows students to blend classroom learning with valuable work experience. Interns develop a better understanding of the financial industry, create connections, and are more likely to secure job offers from the employer they intern with.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication Skills
    CS1: Students will prepare and deliver an effective business document.
    CS2: Students will demonstrate comprehension of the business communication process.
  2. Team Players
    TP1: Students provide meaningful contributions to team outcomes.
    TP2: Students will describe, identify and explain characteristics of effective teams.
  3. Ethics and Social Responsibility
    ES1: Students can recommend actions consistent with high ethical standards in response to an ethical dilemma.
    ES2: Students will identify the impact of business actions and decisions on multiple stakeholders.
  4. Thinking Skills
    TS1: Students will identify appropriate issues for action when faced with a business situation.
    TS2: Students will gather, interpret and integrate data from across disciplines to solve business problems.