MISSION

To provide students with a quality education that will prepare them for leadership positions within the finance profession.

PROGRAMS

Our curriculum offers students the opportunity to pursue one of two majors: Corporate Financial Management and Financial Services.

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FACULTY

Our dedicated faculty are focused on delivering the best educational experience to our students. Faculty specialties include corporate financial management, investments and investment management, international finance, and banking and financial institutions.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Senior executives offer support and expertise to the department, providing advice and guidance on academic programming assuring that our curricula remain fresh, relevant and rigorous.



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FINANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships available each year for both incoming and current students.


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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Active associations and fraternities that provide opportunities to interact with students from diverse backgrounds, network with business professionals, participate in competitions and organize community service projects.

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CAREER PATHS

A finance degree offers many and varied career opportunities ranging from serving the financial needs of individuals to managing financial operations for a firm.

CORBIN FINANCE LAB

This unique educational facility allows students and professors to display comparative information across six simultaneous screens.

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CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING

Several areas of study offer the educational basis for taking qualifying examinations for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation.

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Message from the Chair

James Thomson

James Thomson, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor of Finance

Welcome to the Department of Finance at The University of Akron. We offer a wide variety of educational experiences and opportunities.


Our curriculum challenges students to seek the highest levels of excellence. Finance majors leave our program schooled in the rigors of finance. They are technologically savvy, excellent communicators, and aware of the current challenges in the world of business today.

Please explore our site and learn about finance and the program here in the CBA. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at finance.cba@uakron.edu.


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