Frequently Asked Questions
What courses are required to complete the program?
- Required Core Courses: ACCT 211, 212, 313, ECON 308, 351, FINA 315, FINA 418, FINA 427;
- Required Business Courses: BUSA 103, 301, 305, 345, 499;
- Required Business Law Courses: BUSA 203 or BUSA 403;
- Required Related Courses: ACCT 101 and ACCT 102; ECON 110, ECON 111, and ECON 314; ECON 410 or B.A. 346; MATH 125 or MATH 117; MATH 205 or MATH 315; COMM 103 or COMM 205; PSYC 103.
Are there any special requirements for this major?
Yes. Students must achieve a minimum 2.00 GPA for all Rubel School courses (accounting, business, economics, and finance) taken in the Rubel School (not counting transfer courses) to graduate with a Finance major.
What employment opportunities are available with a degree in finance?
Recent graduates have obtained jobs at a number of diverse businesses including J.P. Morgan-Chase & Co., Atria, Schneider Electric, General Electric, and Deloitte & Touche. Bellarmine graduates in finance are also well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees in finance, business, law, or accounting.
Do you provide job or internship placement?
Yes. Bellarmine guarantees every student the opportunity to have an internship, develop a career plan and build a professional network. Examples of local firms that have offered internships include General Electric, Steele Technologies, Morgan Stanley, National City Bank, William Mercer, and Constellation Energy. Internships are available during summer and the regular school year. Activities in the internships will range from investment analysis to spreadsheet work, all preparing finance majors for careers upon graduation.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Please go to Bellarmine’s financial aid website for detailed information on financial aid packages. Additionally, students can work with our Faculty Development Center to apply for grants and awards outside of the Bellarmine offerings.
How many hours can I expect to spend studying outside of class time?
Students have their own learning styles so this can vary greatly. As a rule of thumb, expect to spend an average of two hours studying for every hour you spend in class.