Finance

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.

Requirements

66 hours of major coursework
300-hour internship
46 general education credits
120 total credits for graduation
Full program requirements

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.

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Beyond the Classroom

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Faculty Spotlight

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.

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Interesting Classes

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

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