Why Study Finance?
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that a student earning a bachelor’s degree will make roughly $1 million more over their life than a high school graduate. If earning money is the bottom line for your career choice, why not join a program where learning how to earn is right there in the mission statement?
The financial world operates under its own language. Students who learn how to speak that native tongue will have so many doors opened and opportunities available to them. The Finance curriculum at Purdue University Northwest is rigorous, but those able to meet the challenge will be able to enter the world of business backed by the kind of education that only Purdue Northwest can provide.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
At Purdue Northwest, our program combines courses that are innovative, relevant and challenging with experiential learning opportunities to deliver a total learning experience.
Five Interrelated Areas of Study
- Corporate Finance: Focuses on the ways in which firms raise money, manage their finances, and maximize their value through their investment activities.
- Investment Management: Deals with security analysis, an area in which the valuation of financial and nonfinancial assets is discussed; and portfolio management, which discusses the risk-return characteristics and the performance of asset combinations.
- Financial Markets and Institutions: Provides a framework for the analysis of interest rates, asset prices, exchange rates, and derivatives; as well as the financial institutions that facilitate the flow of funds in the financial market environment.
- Derivatives and Risk Management: Offers a comprehensive analysis of the key financial derivatives used in financial services, including forward, futures, options, and swap contracts and how they are employed in managing financial risk.
- Personal Finance: Covers the effective management of an individual’s finances to meet personal goals.
- Financial Planner
Median Salary: $64,750
- Securities & Financial Services
Median Salary: $70,190.
- Financial Analyst
Median Salary: $74,350
- Financial Manager
Median Salary: $103,910
Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB).
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- Business Analytics
- Information Systems
- Computer Information Systems
- Management Information Systems
Mark Arciaga, B.S. in Finance
“My Purdue Northwest education gave me the framework for how to handle tasks. I realized everything is correlated. Whether you’re in marketing, HR, or even advertising, it is important to know a little bit of everything and go in with the mindset of learning new things.”
The College of Business offers several scholarships.
- The Future Leaders Scholarship
- The Study Abroad Scholarship
- The Dean’s Scholarship
Finance & Accounting Club
(Hammond Campus & Westville Campus)
The one-on-one support provided by Purdue University Northwest faculty is unparalleled in major university education; however, Purdue Northwest is always looking for opportunities to allow students to hear from business professionals in the field.
In the Finance and Accounting Club, guest speakers are invited to the monthly meetings to talk with members about the multitude of career opportunities available to them. Any student serious about furthering his or her career ambitions should consider joining FAC to take advantage of this worthwhile networking opportunity.
- ACC 35000 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACC 40200 Financial Statement Analysis
- FIN 34000 Corporate Financial Problems
- FIN 41200 Money & Capital Markets
- FIN 44300 Fundamentals of Investment
- FIN 44900 International Financial Management
- BUSM 49500 Business Internship (EXL)
- FIN 44000 Management of Financial Institutions
- FIN 44100 Futures and Options
- FIN 44200 Personal Finance
- FIN 44400 Investment Management
- FIN 44700 Derivatives
- FIN 44800 Real Estate Principles