Finance

Chair or Program Director: 

Francis E. Raymond, Ph.d., Chair
Horrigan Hall 012-S, Phone 502.272.8487, fraymond@bellarmine.edu

Faculty: 

Daniel L. Bauer, DBA; Robert L. Brown, Ph.D., J.D., CPA; Carl Hafele, MBA, CPA, CFA; Myra J. McCrickard, Ph.D.; Bradley Stevenson, Ph.D.

The finance major at Bellarmine assimilates accounting and economics by taking information and data from the business environment and applying economic analysis to the issues and data we observe. Of course, finance students at Bellarmine also have valuable exposure to the liberal arts disciplines of philosophy, English, history, mathematics, and political science which develops them into well-rounded thinkers that businesses desire. Students who major in finance include those that are interested in pursuing professional careers in banking, consulting, financial planning, insurance, corporate finance and investment banking. Most of our graduates choose to enter the job market after completing their undergraduate degree. However, a good number will eventually complete graduate degrees in finance, business or the law. Opportunities available to finance students include local paid and unpaid business internships and study abroad. Extracurricular activities which complement the classroom experience include the opportunity to participate in the economics and finance club and the national professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.

Learning Goals – Bachelor of Arts in Finance

1. Finance graduates will demonstrate knowledge of core business functions.
2. Finance graduates will demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze ethical problems.
3. By collecting and analyzing firm and industry data, finance graduates will be able assess the financial strengths and weaknesses of a firm, and to evaluate the firm relative to its peers. Each student must demonstrate the ability, through clarity, content and composition, to convey this assessment to others in written communication.
4. Each student must demonstrate the ability to recognize increasing globalization, and its impact on business practices.
5. Students shall be able to express themselves clearly and professionally in oral presentations.

AACSB Accreditation

The W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which places it among the elite business schools in the nation. Not only is Bellarmine the first and only private university in Kentucky to achieve AACSB accreditation, but fewer than 15 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

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