The finance major includes a broad introduction to business fundamentals, including courses in ethics, communication, and leadership. Finance is the study and practice of decision-making to acquire and manage real and financial assets to create and maintain economic (market) value.
Finance has multiples areas of interest and opportunity. Corporate finance explores how to value the assets a firm acquires and raise the necessary funds to purchase and manage the acquired assets to maximize the value of the firm. Investment courses examine portfolio theory and how to select and value stocks. Insurance and RE courses examine property, liability, marine and health contracts including both personal and commercial lines.
The Finance major is excellent preparation for students planning to enter graduate programs or seeking a professional degree in law, accounting, or other professional programs.
Take a look further into the course requirements, by viewing the Finance guide sheet. (Please make sure to select the correct catalog year, course requirements may vary
The major guide sheets can be used a reference when selecting classes. These guide sheets are not used by the Registrars office to confer degrees.
Students majoring in finance will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities in corporate financial management, investment analysis, and international finance. The finance program at Jacksonville University provides the foundations for entry-level positions in finance and administration in business or government. Some of the top organizations include banks, investment houses, brokerage firms, real estate, insurance companies, and city/state governments. JU also has the Dolphin Student Investment Fund (DSIF), which is a student-managed portfolio above 500k. This fund allows students to gain real-world experience. The decision-making and work with the fund prepare students for their future careers.
Graduates have taken jobs with Merrill Lynch, Intrepid Capital Management, Green Cove Maritime, Southtrust Bank, United Parcel Service (UPS), Banco Di Caribe, Smith Barney and Hospice of North Florida.