Does this sound like you?
You’re analytical, not afraid of numbers or complex spreadsheets. You find the stock market intriguing and are curious about how and why companies like Facebook go public.
Reading about the complexities behind financial decisions made by senior corporate executives in banking, insurance, and securities fascinates you.
If these topics grab your attention…consider a Linfield finance major!
You’ll emerge well-grounded to apply for positions many alumni land after graduation: financial analyst, securities analyst, or credit analyst, to name a few job titles. But, you need a solid foundation first.
After you’ve completed BUSN 341 Financial Management in our business core, you’ll build on your knowledge from that class about how firms make financial decisions to maximize firm value. Move forward in your finance major with these three required classes to gain a detailed understanding of corporate finance, investments, and the structure of financial institutions.
Listen to Finance major alumni
BUSN 444 Financial Theory
Another optional, but suggested finance course is:
BUSN 482 Topics in Finance: Seminar in Corporate Finance - Open only to advanced students, it focuses on six topical areas: tenets of finance, financial analysis, operational control, capital budgeting, enterprise valuation, and ethics. Integrated into all these topics are case analyses utilizing extensive Excel modeling.
It is common for our finance majors to either double major in Finance and Economics or Math. Others choose to earn a minor in Economics or Math. Here’s why: Economics provides the theory behind the application of finance. Additionally, many financial topics are rooted in mathematics. So, if you’re serious about fully leveraging your finance major, consider a stronger foundation in economics and/or math.
Questions about our Finance major?
Contact our Admission Office to connect you with one of our finance professors to learn more. Both have extensive, real-world experience in finance and backgrounds in economics.