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The Finance degree provides you with a solid background in both corporate finance and investments.

Corporate finance is the study of how businesses finance their assets and how they invest this financing. Investments focus on mutual funds, derivative securities, the functioning of securities markets, and portfolio selection. You are also required to take a case course in finance which enables them to apply these concepts to real-world business situations. In addition, you will complete a core of foundation courses in accounting, economics, management, and marketing. Elective courses enable you to tailor the degree to your particular interests.

The Finance degree is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter occupations such as financial analyst, loan officer, securities analyst, credit manager, stock broker, bank examiner, and personal financial advisor.

Preparing You to STAND Out for Life

We believe that a well-rounded liberal arts education combined with the technical skills obtained from a finance major will best equip the student to maximize their career and individual potential upon graduation. Students develop their social and communication skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking through a variety of liberal art studies, and by participating in classroom discussions, composing business documents, participating in team activities, giving oral reports, and multiple assignments.  Students are always encouraged and coached in a way that strengthens student skill development and student self-assessment and resulting confidence.


Minor in Finance

Finance is a minor that is a natural fit with the accounting and economics majors. A minor in finance also adds to your skills and knowledge in basic finance, which gives you an advantage in all fields of business. This minor consists of Financial Accounting, Principles of Microeconomics OR Principles of Macroeconomics, Business Finance, and two electives chosen from the following: Money and Banking, International Finance, Intermediate Corporate Finance, Investments, Options and Futures, and Case Studies in Finance.

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  • Dr. Don Eskew

    Department Chair/Professor
    Roush Hall 413
    p/ 614.823.1212
    e/ deskew@otterbein.edu
  • Allison M. de Nijs

    Academic Administrative Assistant
    Roush Hall 419
    p/ 614.823.1310
    e/ denijs1@otterbein.edu