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Business Department Mission Statement

The mission of Culver-Stockton College Business Department is to prepare business students of promise for successful careers or graduate school through experiential learning and corporate experiences.

About the Program

The major in finance prepares students for careers in corporate finance, banking, investment analysis or financial planning. The Finance curriculum provides students with necessary skills in forecasting, analysis, investments and financial management.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

C-SC’s Finance program gives students the skills employers want. Employers are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills and the Finance curriculum helps students develop excellent written and oral communication skills. C-SC’s experiential focus gives students the opportunity to meet corporate leaders in board rooms of major corporations. A 2016 survey of employers indicated the top five skills needed from college graduates include problem-solving, creativity, communication, planning and Excel. Our students use Excel every day in their finance courses and come away with significant core knowledge and hands-on skills.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Run Clubs: Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter
Honor Societies: Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society and IMA Accounting Honor Society
Professional Experiences: Internships and Conferences
Travel Study Courses: The Business Department has sponsored study-abroad experiences to China, Costa Rica and Europe.
Awards and Recognition: Over the past 10 years, C-SC Accountancy and Finance students have received more than $85,000 from IMA National Scholarships. The C-SC business department has also received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

After C-SC

98% of responding C-SC graduates are either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

C-SC Rranked #1 in Missouri as Best College for Employment according to Zippia, Inc.

I enjoy that I can mix my personality with my major. It’s hard for me to sit at a desk and crunch numbers all day and finance has given me the opportunity to work with people in a personal way for business.
–Grant Thompson ’17


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Get to know our Faculty

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

For more information, contact:
Julie Straus, CPA
Business Department Chair
Phone: 573-288-6314


The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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