B.S. in business, concentration in finance

The concentration in finance prepares students for the study of finance and for careers in corporate finance, the securities industry, banking, financial planning, insurance/risk management and graduate-level study of finance.

Our program, recognized by the CFA Institute, applies an international focus to the study of financial markets.

Curriculum

Our curriculum helps you develop skills in financial management and investments. You’ll learn how to analyze and communicate findings on complex financial issues and how to take creative approaches to problems in the finance industry.

Program and degree requirements

Career opportunities

Careers include corporate finance, investments and commercial banking with a concentration in finance. Our program, recognized by the CFA Institute, applies an international focus to the study of financial markets. You’ll learn how to analyze and communicate findings on complex financial issues and how to take creative approaches to problems in the finance industry. Some of our Alumni employers include Bank of Virginia, JP Morgan Chase, Dominion Energy, Genworth Financial and Deloitte.

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Bank of Virginia
    • JP Morgan Chase
    • Dominion Energy
    • Genworth Financial
    • Deloitte
  • Careers in the field:
    • Budget Analysts
    • Finance Analysts
    • Financial Examiners 
    • Financial Managers
    • Fraud Examiners, Investigators 
    • Investment Underwriters 
    • Loan Officers
    • Personal Financial Advisors 
    • Sales Agents, Financial Services 
    • Securities and Commodities Traders
    • Treasury Analyst
    • Credit Analyst
    • Goverance, Risk and Compliance Specialist 
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  • The finance program gives you all the necessary tools to excel in and out of the classroom.The skills you acquire make you very competitive in the job market.
    Corbin Fox
    B.S. ’13, M.S. ’14, currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tennessee
  • I chose to study finance at VCU Business because I loved thinking about how firms are making their money and how they might be able to grow their business in the future through different investments. Through the VCU Finance program I have gained much experience with corporate finance through my classes, and being so close to downtown Richmond, I've been able to gain real life experience as well.
    Sydney K
    Class of 2019