Finance is the study of how organizations make decisions in the context of firm value maximization. These decisions involve the analysis of risk/return variables and mathematical models used to measure them. Financial managers in a variety of institutional settings are responsible for decisions concerning such things as firm expansion, dividend policy, working capital management and capital structure.



Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in finance are eligible to be considered for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest academic recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business college accredited by AACSB International.



Jillian Ross
Academic Coordinator,
Department of Ecomonics & Finance
(859) 572-6526

Career Paths

A graduate in this major has a variety of career options such as:

  • Bank management and operations
  • International finance
  • Investment banking
  • Retirement planning
  • Risk management
  • Securities analysis and research