Why Study Finance?

Finance encompasses the management of money at the personal, corporate and public levels. Students learn the big picture of business and can prepare for careers ranging from financial adviser to investment banker.

Flexible Options

Students interested in finance can major in business administration and choose from the following concentrations and tracks: corporate finance, financial planning, and investments. Each program is designed to prepare students for certain career paths while providing an excellent foundation in business and financial modeling.


Our programs offer in-depth courses that focus on both investments and corporate finance topics with an emphasis on developing and applying financial modeling skills. These abilities and knowledge in the finance realm can be applied to a variety of business functions, preparing students for positions such as analysts, financial planners, bankers, loan officers and more. Below are just a few examples of common job titles for graduates of each program.

Careers in Corporate Finance

  • business analyst
  • credit analyst
  • lender

Careers in financial planning

  • personal financial planner
  • investments adviser
  • wealth management specialist

Careers in Investments

  • research analyst
  • client relationship management

Get more information about careers in business administration at the Career Center.


The corporate finance concentration 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 a solid foundation that positions them well to sit for the exam to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation.

Another part of the program enables students to complete the Bloomberg Essentials Certification for Equities, which certifies their skills with Bloomberg terminal technology, the world leader in financial and data services, and gives them a competitive advantage.

Our business administration program is accredited by AACSB International—the highest distinction a business school can receive worldwide. This accreditation is held by less than five percent of business schools worldwide. It demonstrates that our program meets rigorous standards for quality and is dedicated to continuous improvement.

Students benefit from

  • access to industry-standard technologies in the T. Rowe Price Finance Lab
  • Bloomberg Essentials Certification for Equities
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certification
  • professional internships in the finance field
  • opportunities to compete in local and regional finance case competitions
  • opportunity to help manage a $150,000 portfolio for the Towson University Foundation as a member of the TU Investment Group