At a Glance

At Carthage, finance majors acquire the analytical, communication, and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in multiple business specialties, to advance in their career, and to contribute to the global community.

Degree offered:

  • B.A. in Finance

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The finance major at Carthage

At Carthage, all business programs follow the College’s proprietary READY™ (Real-world Experience and Developing You) curriculum. Professors embed practical projects and industry-standard software in their classes.

Carthage finance majors learn general and specialized business theories, use technology to perform research and present ideas, and work effectively in teams. The curriculum is designed with the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification in mind.

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Where Carthage Finance Majors Go

Recent alumni have worked for employers such as:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Chicago Wealth Management
  • Merrill Edge
  • NICO Holdings
  • SC Johnson
  • Pfizer
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • National Futures Association
  • Council of Economic Advisers
  • Allstate
  • CME Group
  • First Eagle Investment Management
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Salesforce

Finance Major Opportunities

Top Facilities

The A. W. Clausen Center for World Business is equipped with advanced technology to sharpen students’ presentation skills. Its centerpiece, the Troha Boardroom, has all the amenities of a corporate directors’ suite to give emerging professionals a sense of their future surroundings.

Learn more about the Clausen Center

Student Organizations

Students pursing a finance degree often join Velocity Consulting. Carthage students pursuing a business major in finance can get involved in several student organizations dedicated to putting what’s learned in the classroom into practice. Join Velocity Consulting, the Carthage Accounting Association, Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA), the Financial/Investment Club, and more.

more about finance Student Organizations

Incoming students who plan to major in finance can enter the Business Scholarship competition, with two
full-tuition Business Scholarships awarded each year.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS