The Finance program provides you with an understanding of the relationships between business finance and our economic systems in the context of analysis and decision making. A career in finance offers a fast-paced competitive environment that is financially rewarding.
Department Chair for Finance
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance is designed to provide students with an academic background appropriate for entry into a financial career, including financial management, investments, banking/financial institutions, risk/insurance and related areas. The courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between business finance and the economic system in the context of managerial analysis and decision making.
The finance field offers you a wide range of financial knowledge involving forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. You develop valued skills in small class settings and are able select courses suited to your interests, chosen from a wide range of topics. Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker, bank management product development and more.
Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE) Alumni
The College of Business Administration is introducing the MSFE alumni page to benefit the 220 graduates of the former MSFE program. The MSFE program began in 2002 and ended in 2012 due to the Great Recession and changes in attitude toward financial engineering in response to the economic downturn.
A goal of the college is to keep the legacy of the MSFE program alive by fostering a vibrant and connected MSFE alumni group.
The Financial Management Association exists to extend knowledge of finance beyond what can be easily taught in a classroom. The Financial Management Association provides you with information on how to increase your skills in finance, provides you with internship leads and direction on how to begin a successful finance career and helps you to develop vital networking skills that are essential in today’s business world.
The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), the first of its kind at Kent State, gives students real-world experience and advances career opportunities. Through the SMIF, finance students manage $1 million in University assets. The Student Managed Investment Fund team documents performance of the funds during weekly meetings and provides quarterly performance reports to Kent State University and the Kent State Foundation.
Each academic department has an Advisory Board that helps guide and develop the curriculum and programs. For more information, contact Department Chair Dr. Steve Dennis.