The finance curriculum engages students through problem-based casework, real-world
business activities, and internships in the financial community. Finance students
leave Walton College prepared to successfully meet the rigors and challenges of a
wide variety of career opportunities.
Finance Degree Program
Students who elect to major in finance can choose from one of five concentrations:
banking; financial management/investment; insurance; real estate, and personal financial
management. This choice should reflect the student's primary career focus and electives
should be used to complement the coursework in the chosen concentration. Finance majors
are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor in the undergraduate programs
office in developing their curriculum.
As an academic discipline, finance is all about the decisions that individuals, organizations
and governments make when it comes to securing and managing money. Finance students
learn about the constantly changing dynamics of organizational decisions, managing
risks, and evaluating the hard-to-see benefits and costs that come with uncertainties.