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Finance BSBA

Finance at the University of Central Missouri

The BSBA in Finance prepares students for dynamic careers in a variety of finance positions.  The Finance field consists of three areas - Investments, Corporate (business) Finance, and Banking and Financial Institutions.  You will graduate with an extensive knowledge of Finance, which you can supplement by focusing on a particular area through choice of electives in Finance, including:

  • Student Managed Investment Fund
  • Bank Management
  • Derivative Securities
  • Insurance
  • International Finance

Prepare for an Exciting Career

When you receive your AACSB accredited bachelor’s degree, you will be prepared for many careers in finance, including corporate finance, security analysis, financial analysis and personal financial planning. Our graduates work in variety of positions including:

  • Securities Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Loan Officer
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Manager
  • Commodities Trader, Securities Agent, and/or Financial Services Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Bank Manager

Personalized Attention

Our 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. You’ll learn from experienced faculty members who are nationally recognized scholars. They are dedicated to mentoring you and doing all they can to help you succeed.

Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

What is the Student Managed Investment Fund?
The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) is a student-led investment fund that provides you with real-world hands-on
experience in security analysis and portfolio management. The SMIF provides participants:

  • A unique advantage in the highly competitive field of finance
  • Invaluable experience in the management of a real endowment
  • An opportunity to meet and network with finance professionals

History of the SMIF

In late 2013, the UCM Foundation approved $500,000 for a new Student Managed Investment Fund. This is one of the most
significant investments which the Foundation has made toward any single program, and demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to creating greater learning opportunities for UCM students.

Under actively managed supervision, UCM students have produced significant results, as the total value of the SMIF about $850,000 as of Fall 2019.

 

Resources

You’ll have access to the Forbes Financial Center, our state-of-the-art digital technology facility featuring 12 Bloomberg professional service terminals.

Accreditation

Our programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business so you know you’re earning a degree that counts in the real world. 

Student Involvement

You’ll have many opportunities to get involved and gain valuable experience through clubs and organizations, including the Student Finance Association and the Financial Management Association student chapter.

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