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. Additionally, as a finance student, you’ll also have access to more than 30 College of Business student organizations and clubs including groups that focus specifically on the needs of finance majors.
The Finance Department has three student organizations that give you hands-on experiences to set you apart from your peers. The OHIO 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 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. Finally, The Derivatives Management Group manages $5,000 in donated funds. These students trade equity and ETF options using single positions, combinations, and spreads. Students from all three groups are recruited at the highest level for finance positions.
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.