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Finance is a diverse discipline with many career opportunities.

At Ohio University, all finance majors take four foundational courses, ensuring a breadth of knowledge in the core areas of finance. The courses provide practical, applied training in financial markets and institutions, financial statement analysis, investments, and corporate finance. Then, we encourage you to select specialized curriculum tracks to prepare for your career in investments, corporate finance, or financial planning. As an OHIO finance student, you’ll have access to more than 30 College of Business student organizations, some which focus specifically on the needs of finance majors.

At graduation, you’ll leave Ohio University’s College of Business with sound theoretical knowledge of financial principles, highly developed problem-solving skills, and experience with industry standard analytical tools. As a graduate, you’ll be highly sought after in investment banking, commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, and insurance. Or, you can further your education and enter a variety of master’s programs. 

Student Organizations

The Finance Department has five student organizations that give you hands-on experiences to set you apart from your peers. Students from all three groups are recruited at the highest level for finance positions. 

  • OHIO's Student Equity Management Group manages more than $4.4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. The student-run group selects investments for their long only equity portfolio, consistently beating the S&P 500.
  • The Ohio University Student Fixed Income Management Group also manages more than $4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. These funds are invested in fixed-income securities based on group members' research.
  • The Ohio University Derivatives Management Group manages a synthetic portfolio consisting options, futures, and swaps. These students use many unique strategies in order to fully capitalize on the expected movement of the underlying asset.
  • The Association of Women in Finance supports and encourages women who are interested in working in and/or learning about finance. New members are paired with an experienced mentor who has a background in finance, similar interests, and real world experience.  
  • Members of the Financial Management Association develop professional and social skills outside the walls of the classroom. The benefits of membership include exposure to the financial industry, networking opportunities, and affiliation with an international chapter.  


Dr. Sinan Gokkaya Awarded Presidential Teacher Award for 2019-2022

JPMorgan Chase Professor of Finance Sinan Gokkaya recognized for excellence in teaching and meritorious academic pursuits both inside and outside of the classroom READ MORE

Excellence in Research Recognition

Four faculty members in Ohio University's Department of Finance were recognized for excellence in research in 2019-2020. Congratulations! VIEW FINANCE FACULTY & STAFF

  • Kelley Bergsma
  • Sinan Gokkaya
  • Andy Fodor
  • Jitendra Tayal