Finance, BS

  • Buhlebenkosi Masilela in a classroom

    TOP NOTCH EXPERIENCE, SECOND HOME:  Buhle Masilela came to IUP from Zimbabwe, then found her niche in the Eberly College of Business. “I am absolutely happy I chose IUP. The university has been a good fit for me, and I believe I am well-equipped through the education I have received to confidently go out and face the world,” said Masilela ’12, BS in Finance and Accounting, MBA Class of 2015, who was a member of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio team.

    Make Profitable Financial Decisions in a Global Environment

    Money is handled in increasingly complex ways in our society, and mistakes in investment strategies can have devastating consequences.

    Among the classes you'll take are Accounting Principles I and II, Legal Environment of Business, Fundamentals of Finance, Business Policy, Principles of Marketing, Production and Operations Management, Business Statistics, Financial Analysis Using Electronic Spreadsheets, Principles of Investments, Insurance and Risk Management, Financial Institutions and Markets, and Corporate Finance.

    Our faculty are well educated in many aspects of the financial world and can provide you with the real-world knowledge necessary for success in finance-related careers. You can also gain hands-on experience through internship opportunities, the Student Managed Investment Portfolio, Bloomberg certification, and CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) competitions.

    Money Matters: The Career Options Are Endless

    The Bachelor of Science degree in Finance prepares you to pursue job opportunities in the areas of corporate and personal financial management, banking, insurance, investments, and other financial institutions.

    You may pursue a career as a financial planner; a broker of stocks, bonds, and commodities; an insurance agent; a wealth management, investment, or credit officer; a real estate agent; or a project manager. You may also seek employment with the federal government at, for example, the FDIC, Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, or Internal Revenue Service.