Having the right financial tools and methodologies are of crucial importance for both small and large businesses.
Webster University’s Bachelor of Science in Finance degree program prepares our students to meet the growing demand for finance professionals by imparting crucial knowledge and skills in important areas such as raising capital, making investments, and understanding the financial markets in which businesses operate. In addition to completing the core business curriculum requirements, students majoring in finance will study the three general areas of finance: corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions and markets. After completion of the finance core, students have choices to tailor their program according to their interest and career outlook.
Finance students who want to take advance certification, including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP), can take advanced courses in Investments and Portfolio management, while others may focus on Entrepreneurial Finance, Capital Budgeting, or International Finance.
Our students have completed internships at a variety of companies such as US Bank, Mastercard, Regions Financial Corporation, Wells Fargo, and Edward Jones. Students have the opportunity to meet with some of these companies and many more at the annual Walker School Internship Fair in the spring.
The field of finance blends economic, accounting, and other business disciplines with the goal of making sound business financial decisions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has projected employment for graduates in various fields of finance to grow 11% from 2016-2026, faster than the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth (BLS, April, 2018).
Master's Degree in Finance
The master's program in finance is available to graduate students in a traditional classroom environment at ten locations throughout the U.S., and in London, England, and Vienna, Austria, as an online program and as a hybrid degree program where students attend class online and in the classroom according to location preferences and work schedules.
Whatever your preference, you can be sure your investment in an master of science in finance will have a positive impact on your net worth. According the U.S. Census Bureau, employees with a master's degree earn an average of $10,000 more per year than their colleagues.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance
The undergraduate finance degree program focuses on how business decisions affect small and large businesses, financial markets and corporate investments. Webster students may choose to minor or major in finance and are encouraged to enroll in upper-level courses that align with their individual interests and career aspirations.
Points of Distinction
- Small classes promote individual learning.
- Flexible scheduling with online courses to accommodate busy professionals.
- Faculty includes working professionals who have extensive and varied business experience.
- The BS and MS in finance programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Finance Academic Programs
To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:
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