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.

Approximately two-thirds of finance majors receive internships at local businesses. Also, by studying abroad at any AACSB accredited university, finance majors can receive business school credits towards their degree. Recent graduates have obtained jobs at a number of diverse businesses including J.P. Morgan-Chase, Atria, Summit Energy, General Electric, and Deloitte & Touche. Bellarmine graduates in finance are well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees in finance, business, law, or accounting. A double major with economics may be especially helpful if one intends to pursue a doctorate in finance or law.  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.
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 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

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