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Finance

Bachelor of Science in Business

Major

  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Manage Global Portfolios

Finance addresses the ways individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources while taking into account risks. This major teaches the principles of finance, explains how financial techniques can solve some of society's most important problems, and prepares students for financial asset management.<br>

Contact Info

David Marshall, Ph.D.
Departmental Advisor
Department of Finance
2053 Farmer School of Business
800 E. High Street, Oxford, OH 45056

marshadw@MiamiOH.edu
513-529-1560

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Curriculum and Courses

The required curriculum in finance provides you with a basic foundation in financial management and exposure to the nature and operations of the financial markets. Building upon this foundation, you may expand your knowledge by taking elective courses in banking, insurance, international finance, portfolio management, and real estate. With the help of an academic advisor, you can specialize in various areas such as financial planning, law, insurance, banking, and real estate.

  • FIN 331 Real Estate Principles
  • FIN 403 Portfolio Management
  • FIN 417 International Business Finance
  • FIN 481 Student Managed Investment Fund

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Students graduating with a major in finance may work in the finance division of a business firm, the securities field in a brokerage or investment analysis capacity, or the real estate business in sales or appraisal. Other options include the insurance business in the field of financial planning, property, or casualty insurance and estate planning or trust administration. An undergraduate degree in finance also prepares students for graduate study in finance, business and public administration, and law.

Additional Opportunities

The Department of Finance has many opportunities for hands-on learning. These include case competitions, financial immersion programs, and classes with considerable experiential learning activities.

  • Investment Banking Competition

    The Department of Finance offers the Investment Banking Case Competition, sponsored by William Blair and Company. This competition showcases teams of students who have an interest in investment banking, private equity, commercial banking, corporate finance, venture capital and consulting careers. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and highlight students’ business and presentation skills.

    Join the Competition
  • Chicago Finance Week

    A select group of finance students travels to the windy city each August for Chicago Finance Week. Students are exposed to the best ideas in the Chicago financial environment during presentations and discussions. Executives and Miami alumni from leading firms like Bank of America, Allstate, William Blair, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse interact on a personal level with students.

    Check out Finance Week
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    Study Abroad – Asian Financial Markets

    This workshop is designed to expose students to global financial markets by visiting three of the most dynamic financial centers in Asia. Students will meet with and learn first-hand from business leaders at firms like Brickworks Capital, Tofugear, Northern Trust, CITI, Tesla China, Faegre Baker Daniels, EY and PwC to name a few.

    Explore Study Abroad Programs

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

Testimonials

Katie Tomasic
  • From leading the varsity volleyball team to earning a 4.0 GPA, Katie epitomized the well-rounded student. Now working for Eli Lilly, she appreciates the moments that shaped her. “Now I know I am stronger than I ever thought.”

    Katie Tomasic '18
    Finance Associate, Eli Lilly and Company

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Miami University’s Farmer School of Business is annually recognized as one of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools. Each year, the number of first-year applications for the Farmer School of Business (FSB) exceeds the number of spaces available. Admission to the FSB is competitive and based on a holistic and comprehensive review process which considers many factors to establish the context of students’ achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.

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