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Finance Major/Minor

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.

Through finance, you can develop smart business tactics to live and work responsibly and generously. You will learn to calculate and evaluate statistics and study the uses of short- and long-term financial assets. Our finance courses emphasize the importance of financial stewardship practices and can lead to many rewarding experiences in a diverse range of career options.

It’s Not All About the Money

Finance is all about relationships and strategies. You can use this major to guide clients toward a better way of financial living. You will learn to direct a company’s budgets and financial goals and apply practical investment strategies involving stocks, bonds, and different types of markets.

Our program will help you build on your knowledge with a required practicum in the finance field and through a course that prepares you for the Series 7 exam, a license that will allow you to trade stock and represent individuals’ finances.

Series 7 Brokerage Licensing

Taylor University is one of few schools in the country that dedicates courses to preparing business students for the Series 7 Brokerage Licensing Exam. When students take the exam after graduation, they can be better marketed to future employers because they are already licensed to practice finance. Our students consistently score above the national average on the Series-7 Brokerage Licensing Exam and are quickly placed with national and regional investment firms.

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.

Finance Curriculum & Degree Options

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

Contact the Business Department

Dr. Jody Hirschy, Associate Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Business Department

Lisa Gilpin, Program Assistant