The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at St. Edward’s University is the first step toward a rewarding career in the banking, investment or business world.
Financial management of ﬁrms involves raising and using capital efficiently to add value. Corporate ﬁnance, investments, and ﬁnancial institutions are the major areas of ﬁnance covered by the core, required, and elective courses. Students with strong mathematical skills are well-suited for this degree.
Graduates are prepared for rewarding careers in fields such as banking, real estate and investment.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 16% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth.
Finance students are encouraged to set a goal of obtaining a professional certification after graduation. Such certifications can further establish their credibility and expertise in an area of specialty. Two of the most respected certificates are the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM).
This credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world. For more information about acquiring a CFA designation, click here.
This certificate program is for developing advanced, globally relevant, and practice-based investment performance and risk evaluation skills. For more information about acquiring a CIPM designation, click here.
Our distinguished faculty members are scholar-practitioners with years of industry experience in their areas of expertise. They are actively engaged in their fields, and many have close ties with Austin-area businesses. This helps expose students to real-world business situations, and connects them to valuable opportunities for learning and growth.
"I believe that my students and I learn best when we all enjoy the classroom atmosphere. I ask a lot of questions as I present the material. Also, I try to make the subject material pertinent to their lives. We have a lot of fun while we all learn new things." — Amy Burnett, PhD, associate professor of finance
"My two main objectives are to teach students skills they need to be successful in their personal and professional lives, and to teach them how to think critically and analytically." — Camelia Rotaru, PhD, associate professor of finance