Exploring the world of business.

Choosing a degree in finance is primarily about managing money, both for individuals and organizations. With this passion for the business field, you’ll find Marian’s finance program provides you with a foundation in financial management that will prepare you for a variety of careers after graduation.

The Program
Marian’s finance program aims to develop leaders who are prepared to provide a positive impact for businesses across the nation. As a student in the program, you’ll explore and develop essential knowledge and skills in all aspects of business—including accounting, economics, finance, law, management, marketing and personnel.

The Possibilities
As a student in the finance program, you’ll engage in courses as part of our liberal arts core and business core curriculum, as well as be able to select courses of special interest. Many Marian finance majors couple their degree with another business major or minor to become even more marketable. Other programs offered in the School of Business include accounting, business administration, health care administration, information technology, management, marketing and sport and recreation management.

The Results
As a finance major, you will have the opportunity to experience the challenge of working with community businesses through class projects and internships. Career opportunities are available in financial institutions, government, businesses and economic development agencies. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting an increase in the need for business professionals with bachelor’s degrees, graduates of the finance program gain practical experience and increased job opportunities.

The Marian Difference
At Marian University, you’ll be inspired by our focus on personalized support and quality practical experiences. You’ll find faculty who are experts in the business field, bringing with them decades of experience and a passion to serve others. As a finance graduate from Marian University, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and insight to be successful in the 21st century business world.

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Inspiring future leaders, Marian’s business programs prepare students for all facets of the business world.

Program Information

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science (MS) with concentration in Organizational Leadership.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including PHI 231; MAT 130 or MAT 201. TEC 102 is highly recommended.

Business programs core
34 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
ACC 306 Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
ECO 201 Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Managerial Finance, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ENG 222 Business Communications, 3 cr.
COM 101 Fundamentals of Communication, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
COM 324 Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr.

3-4 credits from the following:
BUA 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
MAT 122 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 4 cr.

Finance courses
6 credits:
FIN 303 Financial Institution Management, 3 cr.
FIN 400 Investments, 3 cr.

0-3 credits:
FIN 397 Internship, 0-3 cr.
FIN 497 Internship, 0-3 cr.

12 credits from the following:
(at least 2 courses in finance must be taken)
ACC 310 Intermediate Financial Accounting I, 3 cr.
ACC 331 Income Tax I, 3 cr.
ACC 332 Income Tax II, 3 cr.
FIN 205 Personal Finance, 3 cr.
FIN 304 Financial Planning, Forecasting and Decision-Making, 3 cr.
FIN 401 Global Finance, 3 cr.
FIN 402 Advanced Investments and Risk Management, 3 cr.
FIN 403 Advanced Computer Applications for Business, 3 cr.
FIN 404 Special Topics in Finance, 3 cr.
FIN 405 Real Estate Finance and Economics, 3 cr.

20-24 credits:
University electives

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

Fun Fact

Adult accelerated undergraduate programs came to be known as MAAP in 1995 – Marian Adult Accelerated Programs. Now they are Adult and Graduate Programs.

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