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The Formula of Finance

As a Finance major at Taylor, you will build a firm foundation in the financial decision-making principles that impact every organization, whether through managing budgets, funding projects, or management analysis.

Our finance courses emphasize the importance of stewardship practices and can lead to many rewarding experiences in a diverse range of career options. Most importantly, you’ll be prepared to strive for Kingdom impact in the business marketplace.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Finance enjoy the #1 spot for in-demand careers, and the job growth outlook is strong. Business Finance graduates should expect high, growing demand in their careers.

Your practical experiences start right here. Last year, Taylor’s student-managed investment fund grew to 5.6 million dollars. Our new Finance Lab includes a suite of Bloomberg Terminals and other financial planning software that will give you a strong start to your financial career. 

Get on track for these careers

  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investor Relations Associate
  • Budget Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Accountant
  • Attorney
  • Commercial Real Estate Agent

Program Professional Credentialing

Preparing students for their profession is a major aspect of Taylor’s well-rounded liberal arts education. Finance majors benefit from established strategic alliances with professional organizations that will allow students to sit for professional designation exams and catapult them to the top of the recruiting pipeline by some of the major players in financial services. Taylor Finance offers curriculum that is approved for meeting the educational standards of the following professional designations:

  • CFP Registered Program
  • CFA Partner University
  • CKA Educational Provider
  • AFC University Partner

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Finance Lab

This Finance Hub is equipped with 10 Bloomberg Terminals and other financial service software. It also hosts finance classes and our workshops that will engage students with additional software tools that financial professionals use, including:

  • Financial Analysis Software—Bloomberg Terminal access
  • MoneyGuide Pro
  • RightCapital
  • RiskAylze
  • Income Lab
  • AssetMap

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Investing Excellence Club (IXL)

Investing Excellence (IXL) gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from the Student Managed Investment Fund (i.e. Endowment Teams), seeking to glorify God in our faithful stewardship of His money.

Open to all Taylor students, the IXL Club incorporates all aspects of the business curriculum, putting into practice security selection and asset allocation, all while applying a biblical framework to investment decisions. Students meet regularly to review current news and economic events, portfolio allocation changes, and buy/sell side reports.

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You’ll get real-world, hands-on experience in money management through the active portfolio management of our nearly $6 million dollar student-run portfolio. Students establish an investment strategy using a thematic approach and actively manage their investment allotment throughout the semester. In addition to equity and fixed income trades, students can get derivative experiences through the ability to buy protective puts and sell covered calls.

The current portfolio value is:

  • Current Value: $5,584,650.64
  • YTD Return:
    • Taylor Portfolio: 17.37% YTD
    • Benchmark S&P 500: 19.71% YTD

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Minor in Finance

Learn how the functions of the finance world—accounting, taxes, investments—apply to multiple areas of study through a Finance minor. Non-business majors must take additional prerequisite courses to complete this minor. Courses focus on practical finance methods, the banking system, financial management, and international finance.

Jackson Wilcox
Class of 2017
"Taylor gives you a strong foundation to succeed in the complex and evolving world we find ourselves in. The most important being a foundation of character and integrity. When I entered the workforce I only became more thankful for the education I received at Taylor. My professors were diligent to incorporate the skills and experiences needed to succeed after graduation."

Finance Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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Professional Licenses

In addition to offering students professional designation curriculum, Taylor Finance seeks to not only make our students employable, but able to get to work right out of the gate. Many roles in the financial services industry require certain licenses in order to be able to do their job. Taylor Finance has embedded curriculum that satisfies many of these license requirements within existing courses. Students can complete and sit for the following professional licenses:

  • Securities Industry Essentials (SIE)
  • Uniform Investment Advisor Law Exam (Series 65)
  • Indiana Insurance Pre-License
  • Indiana Real Estate Pre-License (pending)

Related News

Professor Alice Tsang Featured in WalletHub Article

Nov 27, 2023

Alice Tsang, Professor of Finance in the Business Department at Taylor, was featured as an “Expert Opinion” in a WalletHub piece about Best Personal Loans. 

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Taylor Business Professor Featured on WalletHub

Jul 06, 2023

Alice Tsang, Professor of Finance, was featured in WalletHub’s June Economic Index, a monthly survey that evaluates economic prospects based on 10 components of consumer sentiment. 

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Finance Lab Offers New Investment Opportunities

Oct 14, 2021

Located in Reade Center, the newly-renovated Finance Lab is complete with nine Bloomberg Terminals that give students access to the state-of-the-art software.

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