Be prepared for success and to serve wherever the Lord takes you with a finance degree from Grace College. From the trading floor to the family business to the corporate suite, financial skills are in high demand. The finance program at the Grace College School of Business will prepare you to lead in these exciting and challenging environments. And, as demonstrated by the collapse of Enron and the 2008 Financial Crisis (two amongst many events), the world of finance is in great need of strong, biblically based leadership.

As a Finance major, you will learn how to develop, analyze and execute financial strategies to drive the business forward. Concepts such as the time value of money, risk management, portfolio management and decision support will be taught and practiced. These concepts will be combined with a biblical worldview to prepare you to serve in nonprofit, corporate and/or investment careers.

The School of Business faculty, with well over 100 years of collective business experience, will prepare you to lead and serve in this competitive economy. The courses, internships and practicums will hone your professional skills in preparation for entering the work force.

As Finance majors, you will especially appreciate Grace College's recent awards for "Best Bang for the Buck" by Washington Monthly and as a "most efficient college" by the U.S. News and World Report.

We look forward to your application and helping to prepare you to apply your faith and to lead in the financial world.

"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve" (1 Peter 5:2 NIV).


Course Requirements for B.A. or B.S. in Finance

Course Requirements for Finance Minor


Examples of courses in this major:

ACC 3210 Cost Accounting

Emphasis on job order cost, process cost, and standard cost systems as well as the use of cost data in decision making.

FIN 3170 Money and Banking

The study of the principles of money, banking and credit with emphasis on monetary theory and policy and their role in domestic and international eonomics.

FIN 4610 Advanced Financial Topics and Mathematics

This course is designed to provide a practical application of corporate finance and mathematic skills to a variety of analyses commonly performed by CFOs, investment bankers, actuaries and corporate financial analysts. Students will gather source data and build and apply models typically used in practice. This course also investigates the use of financial instruments and strategies to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage and create value. The course explores the relationships amongst corporate strategy, corporate finance and financial innovation.

FIN 4280 Investments

This course acquaints the student with the principles and concepts of investment theory and portfolio management. The student will be acquainted with the open market of securities and related terminology. In addition, he/she will be exposed to concepts that will prepare him or her as a corporate manager, for acquisition and for merger analysis.

FIN 4530 International Finance and Economics

The course explores international finance in business, including strategy and motivation for direct foreign investment, international banking operations, lending and investment criteria, governmental programs to encourage exports, trade restrictions, foreign currency markets and exchange controls. The course also covers why and how countries trade with each other. Topics include comparative advantage, tariff's quotas and other trade restrictions, NAFTA, the European Union, and the relation between trade and economic growth. Special problems of multinational firms are discussed.