What will I learn?

The Finance Program provides the knowledge and training finance experts need to make and implement decisions regarding managing, investing, and distributing financial resources for businesses and individuals. Coursework includes a required core of business courses plus one of the following concentrations: Financial Analysis and Investment Management Concentration (General Finance): The understanding and management of the financial interests of businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual investments is fundamental to the growth and success of the world's economy. Study in the finance program provides the knowledge and training financial experts need to make and implement decisions regarding managing, investing, and distributing financial resources within businesses and on individual levels. This concentration will help students prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. Financial Planning Concentration (Personal Financial Planning): The financial planning concentration provides an approved, practical, and theoretical approach to personal financial planning. Successful completion of the curriculum will satisfy the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards requirements for education and qualifies students to take the CFP Board Examination. The concentration provides students with information and analytical skills in financial planning, insurance, investments, portfolio management, employee and retirement benefits, tax planning, and estate planning. In addition, students complete the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills. The University's Finance Program is taught by professors who are qualified academic and financial professionals. Small classes encourage close interaction between faculty and students and ensure an education where classroom learning is combined with practical experiences to provide the latest training in technology to access and analyze information. Practical field experiences, including internships that earn college credit, can lead to full-time jobs after graduation. Recent internship sites have included Conseco, Eli Lilly and Co., Northwest Airlines, Crane Naval Base, Lockheed Martin, Edward Jones, and Market Street Wealth Advisors. Upper-level students (juniors and seniors) also have opportunities to conduct research with faculty as part of the classroom experience.

Careers: Our graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of financial and non-financial institutions. The program is excellent preparation for certification and/or licensure in specified areas of financial expertise and for advanced study in finance or business. Careers in finance may include: cash manager, financial analyst, financial manager, loan officer, portfolio manager, personal financial planner, benefits administration, real estate broker, stock broker, or wealth manager.

Which department am I in?

Scott College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$20,582.00 per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $24,334 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

11 January 2022, 16 August 2022

Venue

Scott College of Business

Federal Hall,

30 N. 7th Street, Room 203,

TERRE HAUTE,

Indiana,

47809, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

For international students

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum iBT score of 79; a minimum CBT score of 213; or a minimum paper-based test score of 550
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
  • ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES