Business Major—Finance Concentration, Bachelor of Science
See also Accounting
Become a Leader in Money Management
Financial experts with wisdom and integrity are great assets to their companies and clients. PCC’s finance concentration gives students the training necessary to build meaningful careers, with the biblical discernment essential to honoring the Lord in financial dealings.
Finance students receive knowledge and skills in accounting, investments, corporate and personal finance, economics, insurance, marketing, risk management, international finance, business law, financial modeling and forecasting, and portfolio management. This foundation in business and management, combined with a liberal arts base in English, speech, history, math, Bible, and interpersonal skills, helps graduates become well-rounded and articulate professionals who can relate to their clients.
With capability in a wide spectrum of financial areas, graduates are valuable employees who can increase profitability for individuals, ministries, and businesses.
The purpose of the finance concentration is to prepare students for placement and career advancement into positions of influence in financial institutions, manufacturing and service firms, and not-for-profit or government agencies; to establish a foundation for further education and professional certification or licensure; and to exhibit a Christian testimony in their personal and professional lives.
Graduates of the finance concentration will be able to
- make ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview;
- communicate effectively in written and oral presentations;
- use current technology and computer applications effectively in their chosen profession;
- relate knowledge to practical experiences;
- be prepared to pursue advanced study in their chosen field;
- integrate current economic and monetary policies in evaluating and constructing investment portfolios within a global marketplace; and
- evaluate, synthesize, and analyze complex investment or financing-related problems to determine viable resolutions for financial managers.
High School Preparation
Recommended high school preparation for a finance concentration is two units of algebra. Opportunities are available to make up this deficiency. In this case, time required to complete a finance concentration could be expected to increase.
Recommended Course Sequence
- Financial analyst
- Financial advisor
- Investment manager
- Risk manager
- Trust manager
- Bank manager
- Loan administrator
- Investment banker
- Loan officer
- Chief financial officer
PCC’s academic foundation set me up for great success in every job in my career path. My current role is much different from what any textbook or classroom could teach me, and if it was not for the professors that challenged me to go beyond what I heard in the classroom, I would not be where I am today. The lessons I learned in and out of the classroom had a heavy influence on the way I approach my work and will prove valuable in the years to come.