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Finance concentration in the School of Business and Economics
Why Study Finance?

Studying finance will introduce you to the ways that organizations and corporations make monetary decisions in order to maximize value for their shareholders. This critical function for all for-profit, nonprofit, and government industries requires individuals who think critically, listen carefully, and effectively analyze challenging situations. You’ll be prepared for a career in this fast-paced world, ready to apply the appropriate calculations to real-life finance problems at the personal and organizational levels.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

At North Park you’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in a career in finance, while you also develop the problem solving and critical thinking capacities that will propel you further as a leader. Course work is not only individual assignments—you’ll also participate in group management and production projects to gain valuable team experience applicable to the business world. With small class sizes and dedicated faculty, you’ll get to know your professors and be mentored and encouraged as you pursue your dream career.

Careers In Finance
  • Corporate and public financial analyst
  • Risk manager
  • Real estate appraiser
  • Commercial lending specialist
  • Private banker
  • Underwriter
  • Portfolio manager
  • Venture capital fund manager
Finance Internships

To earn a business and economics degree with a concentration in finance, you’ll complete a 150-hour minimum internship in a professional setting. North Park interns have worked at places that include the Valic Financial Advisors, Bn2 Capital Holdings, American Homeowner Preservation, and Country Financial. Our Career Development and Internship Office will help match you with the best internship for your career goals.

Alumni Profile

Strong academics, internship experience, and mentoring relationships developed with faculty helped Susan Frazier C’07 develop the skills she needs to succeed in her job as an asset management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Learn more about Susan's experience.

Susan Frazier C'2007
Meet the Faculty

Professor Al Kamienski brings more than 10 years of corporate experience to his finance and economics classrooms, along with a strong passion for helping students develop their unique talents and find success.

Learn more about Professor Kamienski and the business faculty.

Al Kamienski, School of Business and Economics professor
Finance Courses

Explore finance through specialized courses alongside the core business and economics classes:

  • Foundations of Finance
  • International Finance
  • Advanced Finance
  • Strategic Management

Learn more about the courses and requirements for this degree.

Beyond the Classroom

Enhance your education with these options outside your coursework: