Finance Bachelor’s Degree Program Overview

Develop analytical skills to evaluate current and future values of organizations, new business initiatives, and investments through the finance bachelor’s degree program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. Learn how to plan, manage, and analyze the finances of for-profit and nonprofit businesses and organizations. With an undergraduate finance degree grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, you’ll be prepared to be an ethical finance professional who knows the difference between right and wrong and the value of hard work and service to others.

A finance major built by experts

When you major in finance at Franciscan University, you’ll benefit from an undergraduate program guided by the expertise of leading business executives from top national and international firms. You’ll develop a deep understanding of finances from Catholic professors who have real-world experience and know the challenges you’ll face in your finance career.

Explore More of the Finance Bachelor’s Degree Program

Here are just a few other ways Franciscan’s finance bachelor’s degree program stands out from the rest:

  • Financial aid and scholarships: Secure the scholarships, grants, loans, and work opportunities you need to make your Catholic university education as affordable as possible. The Franciscan Office of Financial Aid will explain tuition costs and fees and help you maneuver the financial aid application process and deadlines.
  • Applied learning: Go beyond theory and gain practical skills in the world of finance through hands-on experiences. From Franciscan’s study abroad program to internships — right here in Ohio or across the nation and the world — you’ll put what you’re learning in Franciscan’s Catholic faith-filled classroom to work in the real world.
  • Relevant finance degree: Gain razor-sharp analytical skills while learning how money is made, grown, and used through a business program guided by the Franciscan University Business Advisory Board. This council includes leading executives from firms such as Bayer, Honeywell, Microsoft, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, The Hershey Company, Protiviti, Tribe Mediterranean Foods, EQT Midstream Partners, FeX Group, and AECOM.
  • Experienced and ethical professors: Franciscan finance professors have gained extensive experience throughout their finance careers and bring that professional know-how into the classroom. These brilliant scholars are devout Catholics who integrate faith and morals into your finance major, so you’re prepared to be a disciple of Christ in your finance career and in your life.
  • Bring Christ into the marketplace: Make the corporate world better by being a Catholic behind the lines through a major in finance that is rooted in the Catholic Church. Franciscan weaves ethics throughout all of the program course work, preparing you to be a tactful, diplomatic, and ethical leader in your future finance career.
  • Integrated finance degree: The bachelor’s in finance at Franciscan combines a strong Catholic liberal arts core with courses in business, law, economics, statistics, ethics, and strategy — everything you need to be a well-rounded professional in finance jobs throughout Ohio and the world.
What Can You Do With a Finance Degree?

With a bachelor’s in finance degree from Franciscan University in Ohio, you’ll be prepared for finance careers across the global marketplace as well as to continue your studies at the graduate level.

Graduate Programs for Finance Majors

Potential Job Titles for Finance Majors

  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Stockbroker
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Beyond the Classroom
Christian Students in Free Enterprise

Expand your major in finance by getting involved in the student-led Christian Students for Free Enterprise (CSFE) at Franciscan University. Through this Catholic community of student business leaders, you’ll learn to use the power of entrepreneurial action to change lives and create a better, more sustainable world for all.

Business Advisory Board

The Business Advisory Board helps Franciscan University better provide students with the professional competence they need to succeed in the contemporary business world, bringing with them fresh ideas illuminated by Catholic social thought and the Franciscan value of transformational leadership.

Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Finance

Still undecided? You might also be interested in these other undergraduate degree programs at Franciscan that are similar to the finance bachelor’s degree.

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The Department of Accounting, Business Administration and Economics at Franciscan University of Steubenville has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS, 66213 USA

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Dr. Ken Knox

Dr. Ken Knox

Visiting Professor

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Prof. Alyssa Kerker


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Prof. Albert Macre

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Cory Maloney


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Douglas Perry

Interim Chair; Instructor & Executive Director of the Leadership Institute; Business Advisory Board Chairman

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Professor Jeffrey Rankin

Prof. Jeffrey Rankin

Associate Professor, Director of the MBA Program

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Dr. Scarpone

Dr. Brian J. Scarpone

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Michael Welker

Professor, Director of Catholic Business Management and Entrepreneurship

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Professor Thomas Wilson

Prof. Thomas Wilson

Associate Professor

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