Creating Financial Freedom for All
Pursuing a finance degree is the first step to opening doors to a variety of career path options. You can focus on one of three main areas in finance: public, corporate and personal finance. Real-world knowledge and hands-on experience will unlock your finance career options including banking, financial planning, insurance and venture capital. With a solid understanding of finance, the options are unlimited. But it’s not just about dollars and numbers. Leaders in finance possess strong interpersonal skills like strong communication and active listening, persuasive speaking and social perceptiveness that make them highly effective when working with clients or other employees. Our program ensures that you have these skills to contribute from day one in the workplace. This major also pairs well with a double major in accounting.
The C-SC Difference
Students majoring in finance will learn through several real-life experiences that provide real-world experiences to prepare for life after college. These activities include working with local realtors to buy or rent real estate, complete a credit application, network with financial advisors and insurance agents, create a budget, determine a set of personal financial statements, and analyze various investment and retirement accounts.
Providing our students hands-on learning that will assist them as professionals while creating connections is the reason why C-SC is the #1 school in Missouri for job placement after graduation. Additional experiential learning activities include assisting a local financial advisor in managing a portion of Culver-Stockton’s investments, participating in bank lending simulation, creating a cover letter and resume, simulating the role of a business owner to make capital budgeting decisions, participating in various domestic and international travel study opportunities, and engaging in a global simulation to own and operate a business while competing with peers.
You will interact with corporate leaders in the business leadership exchange lecture series and travel with other students to professional conferences in places such as San Antonio, Orlando, Boston, San Diego, Nashville, and more. Over the past 10 years, C-SC accountancy and finance students have received more than $85,000 from IMA national scholarships.
What can I do with a Finance Degree?
Earning my undergraduate degree in finance at Culver-Stockton provided a great foundation for my current career on Wall Street. To this day, I still actively apply the lessons from the classroom into my career. Whether it be corporate financial management, analyzing effects of future monetary policy or developing investment strategies, the education I obtained on “the Hill” helped greatly propel me into my current career.
Grant Thompson, ’17
Assistant Vice President, ALM Strategy – Portfolio Management and Interest Rate Risk at MUFG
3+2 MBA Program
Beyond the Classroom
- Exploratory and Professional Internships
- Participation in Business Leadership Exchange programs
- Networking with IMA professionals at local and national meetings
Information About Our Minors
There is a Finance minor where you will study an introduction to the various subareas of finance. This is a great addition for students majoring in Business or Marketing.
The mission of the Culver-Stockton College Business Department is to prepare business students of promise for successful careers or graduate school through experiential learning and corporate experiences.
The Business Department at Culver-Stockton College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300 in Overland Park, Kansas, 66213, USA. Please refer to our IACBE member status page for a full list of accredited programs. To view the public disclosure of student achievement, click here.