Finance

No other facet of the business industry has such a prolific effect as the finance sector. A BSBA or MBA with a finance concentration from CSU will prepare you for a broad variety of careers in the exciting world of finance.

Financing, not only having the cash to succeed, but proper record keeping, budgeting, and allocation can make or break any organization. Financial industry standards and methodology change rapidly. Understanding new governmental regulations, tax implications, budgeting and accounting are necessary for organizational health.

Various elements of business finance differ widely, depending on industry, so inter-specialties are often recommended. However, all companies rely on the finance manager to successfully lead and manage their assets. Whether it is for a non-profit, private corporation, publically traded conglomerate, international business or an entrepreneurial start-up, a degree in finance is essential.

The most successful organizations understand that no matter what a company is buying, selling, managing or directing, having an ideal business model means very little if the financial capital generated is misused, unaccounted for or budgeted unwisely.

A strong financial department or leader is often the best asset of a corporation or entity. Earning a business degree with a concentration in finance from Columbia Southern University will give you the confidence to enter the complicated world of business finance as a strategic decision maker and team member.

CSU offers educational opportunities in finance, including: