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Finance

The Finance program is a specific concentration focusing on financial management and financial planning within the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Park University. Offered in Kansas City and Parkville, Mo.; Charleston, S.C.; Ogden, Utah; and online, this program is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge of the various areas and principles of finance.

With a minimum of 130 required credit hours, the intent of the program is to meet the educational needs of students who wish to pursue careers in private or public organizations, or graduate studies in finance or business administration. With successful completion of the finance program under your belt, you have the opportunity and ability to stand out among the competition when it comes time to apply for finance positions.

 

Prepare for Your Finance Career

This program develops students’ understanding of a core set of skills to confidently take on tasks including financial modeling, debt and equity issues, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning, risk management, financial reporting and analysis, and taxation necessary in the modern corporate finance world.

Academic Goals

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various functional areas of financial management in a global setting.
  2. Students will apply core knowledge to new and unfamiliar circumstances and unpredictable environments.
  3. Students will work effectively on financial projects with people from a variety of disciplines.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in finance.

Program Competencies

  1. Describe the role and function of the chief financial officer (CFO) in the management of organizations.
  2. Evaluate investment decisions and allocate capital among competing investment opportunities.
  3. Analyze capital markets and how organizations use these markets to acquire capital for financing operations.
  4. Evaluate financial accounting systems and how managers use financial information and budgets to evaluate and control organizations.
  5. Determine how organizations finance the daily production of goods and services.
  6. Evaluate the use of business and financial plans to manage growth and create value.

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