Department of Finance
Bloomsburg University's Department of Finance offers undergraduate program in Finance in the area of investments, corporate financial management, financial planning, financial institutions, and real estate, leading to a B.S.B.A in Finance. The department seeks to blend its diverse strengths by offering state of the art programs in Finance. It seeks to provide a model education, which will inspire its majors, encourage life-long learning, and intrigue those students who seek minors in business.
It postulates that while most of its graduates will initially seek employment in business fields, many will eventually seek post-graduate education and others will enter public administration, government and other professions as well seeking further certifications in business and finance (e.g., CFP, CFA).
Our students are taught by professionals who are active in their academic and professional fields, integrating their scholarly activities and industry expertise with the classroom and positioning themselves as mentors capable of giving guidance and recommendations to our students entering the increasingly competitive global market of the 21st century. A test of our success is how widely known and approved of our program is through the reputation of our graduates who venture forth from Bloomsburg into the wider world.
Finance Major and Minor
Bloomsburg University finance program in the Zeigler College of Business provides an overview of the five major areas of finance: investments, corporate finance, personal financial planning, financial institutions, and real estate finance. The investments area covers the securities markets and portfolio selection / management techniques. The corporate finance area is about financial functions in large and small companies in the private section. The personal financial planning is about the personal finance decisions and planning – retirement, taxes, estate planning, and risk management. The financial institutions area is about the management of commercial banking and other financial institutions. The real estate finance is about the financing and investing in real estate properties. Coursework also includes an international finance course.
- Finance (B.S.B.A.) – Requirements
- Finance (B.S.B.A.) – Specialization in Personal Financial Planning - Requirements
- Finance (B.S.B.A.) – Specialization in Real Estate Finance – In progress
- Minor in Finance - Non-finance majors - Requirements – In progress
- Minor in Personal Financial Planning - Requirements – In progress
- Minor in Real Estate Finance - Requirements – In progress
The finance program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Finance major on extended business trip to Europe
Two of Lilla Feher’s biggest college goals were to go to Europe and position herself for success in business. With the help of PASSHE’s Study Abroad Award program the junior Bloomsburg University finance major is accomplishing both this fall.
“I chose Aarhus, because the credits would transfer back to Bloomsburg and its business school is in the top 100 universities in the world,” explained Feher, also an information and technology management major. “The education was the most important part to me. Also, I had been hearing fantastic things about Denmark.”
As far as career goals, Feher says she wants to become a personal financial advisor. “I would love to keep ties with Denmark and potentially even work here,” Feher said. “So we will see where life takes me after this journey.”