A successful career in finance calls for a unique set of skills ideally suited to those who are outgoing and inquisitive by nature. Using your mathematical aptitude and abilities, you'll make suggestions to continue the financial growth of your organization or client based on their goals, resources, and options.
The finance major prepares graduates for a variety of career possibilities including, bank management, corporate and international finance, investment banking, retirement planning, risk management, and securities analysis. It also provides an excellent platform for students to continue their education with advanced degrees in business, such as master’s degrees in finance, accounting, economics, and business. With research-active faculty, numerous scholarship, internship, and study abroad opportunities, students will develop the skills needed to be well-rounded competitors in this growing field.
The Haile Student Investment Fund (HSIF) was initiated in the spring of 2011, with an initial capital of $465,000. Under the leadership of faculty member Dr. Jang-Chul Kim, the fund is managed as part of FIN 450, Advanced Investment Analysis. Since its inception, the HSIF has consistently out-performed broad market indexes including the S&P 500 Index. As a result of our performance, the HSIF received a Five-Star Rating from Morningstar, Inc.
“NKU's Finance program in the College of Business provided me with the comprehensive education needed to succeed in a fast-paced, competitive marketplace. The program equipped me with an understanding of financial management concepts and interrelated finance theories, providing a foundation on which to build my Treasury career.”
A graduate in this major has a variety of career options such as: