CUAA’s Finance concentration prepares you to plan, manage, and analyze financial performance in organizations across every industry. You’ll gain insight into how financial markets perform and how to manage financial risk. A career in finance can take you from security sales and financial planning to investment banking and international finance.

The CUAA Advantage

A CUAA degree in Finance offers you:

  • Faculty who are connected to the business world and eager to help you succeed
  • Mandatory internships that empower you to take academic theory into the workplace
  • A Business Scholars program that offers qualified freshman an opportunity to earn an undergraduate and master’s degree in just four years
  • Small class sizes and individual attention
  • A program that integrates Christian faith and business ethics
  • Practical applications that translate directly to post-graduation jobs

Degree Details

Years to complete: 4

Job placement rate: 97%

Program Highlights

The best way to learn is by doing. CUAA Finance majors complete a mandatory internship where liberal arts, general business, and finance classes are translated into hands-on experience.

Learning Outcomes

CUAA’s Finance program will teach you how to:

  • Understand and apply basic principles of financial planning, capital budgeting and asset valuation
  • Select and manage stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and derivatives and understand the markets in which they are traded
  • Approach investment decision-making from an analytical perspective
  • Intelligently solve practical business problems
  • Examine the role of international financial management and multinational corporations
  • Analyze macroeconomic crises in history and whether or not they could be avoided
  • Explore the causes and consequences of globalization, the international monetary system, and the costs and benefits of international trade and foreign investment

Career Paths

  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Insurance
  • Venture-capital
  • Financial advising
  • Portfolio or mutual fund management
  • Trust operations Career Connection Financial Analysts Looking for an Internship?

Advanced Degrees

CUAA’s MBA program includes a concentration in Finance along with 10 other areas of study.


Coursework includes classes in Corporate Finance, International Economics, Basic Investing, and the Principles of Finance. See our course catalog for a complete class listing.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Accounting

Recommended High School Prep

  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • English

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