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.
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.
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.
Explore finance through specialized courses alongside the core business and economics classes:
- Foundations of Finance
- International Finance
- Advanced Finance
- Strategic Management