Towson University's Department of Finance teaches the analytical skills and financial modeling necessary to be successful in the business world.
Striving for academic excellence, we cultivate a forward-thinking environment and encourage students to think about the social and economic welfare of the community, with an emphasis on ethical behavior. Upon graduation, our students are expected to be respectable corporate citizens who bring common good to the global business environment.
Innovative Finance Programs
We offer tracks in investments and financial planning as well as the corporate finance concentration as a part of the business administration major. Our finance concentration for the business administration major has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge—providing students with a solid foundation that positions them well to sit for the exam to become a Chartered Financial Analyst. We also offer a finance minor for non-business students.
Opportunities and Resources for Students
Our programs utilize state-of-the-art resources and technology including the T. Rowe Price Finance Laboratory, which simulates a trading room environment. The lab is complete with a financial and market data stream that allows students to track stocks and bonds and value complex securities in real time.
We encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities offered through the department’s student organizations, such as the Towson University Investment Group and the Towson chapter of the Financial Management Association. The Towson University Investment Group manages a portfolio from the Towson University Foundation.
Our department offers various scholarships for academic excellence and leadership. We emphasize a close working relationship with professionals in the industry and believe in training students to be top-notch professionals through internships.
We also work with the Baltimore Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society to publish the Baltimore Business Review. In this applied business journal, we showcase our faculty's cutting-edge research, along with that of professionals in the field.
Areas of Study
2016 Baltimore Business Review available now
Chock full of valuable articles, this publication is co-published with the Baltimore CFA Society.
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