Copeland Hall 514G
Athens, OH 45701
120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710
At Ohio University, all finance majors take four foundational courses, ensuring a breadth of knowledge in the core areas of finance. The courses provide practical, applied training in financial markets and institutions, financial statement analysis, investments, and corporate finance. Then we encourage you to select specialized curriculum tracks to prepare for your career in investments, corporate finance, or financial planning.
At graduation, you’ll leave Ohio University’s College of Business with sound theoretical knowledge of financial principles, highly developed problem-solving skills, and experience with industry standard analytical tools. As a graduate, you’ll be highly sought after in investment banking, commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, and insurance. Or, you can further your education and enter a variety of master’s programs.
Whether you choose to pursue your passion in commercial banking or corporate finance, financial planning, or investments banking, you can be assured that you’ll be prepared to excel in one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative positions in the business world.
The Finance Department has student organizations that give you hands-on experiences to set you apart from your peers. The OHIO Student Equity Management Group manages more than $4.4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. The student-run group selects investments for their long only equity portfolio, consistently beating the S&P 500. The OHIO Fixed Income Management Group also manages more than $4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. These funds are invested in fixed-income securities based on group members' research. The Derivatives Management Group is the newest group. These students trade equity options using single positions, combinations, and spreads. Students from all of these groups are recruited at the highest level for finance positions.
Learn more about our finance faculty here.
Associate Professor and Chair, Finance Department
The OHIO College of Business provides a unique combination of classroom learning and real-world experiences that give you an advantage. You are able to develop to your true potential and become a better business leader— the kind of effective decision-maker who is sought after in all sectors of business. When you leave the OHIO College of Business, you will be ready for the workforce. Beyond that, you’ll be poised to become one of the next generation of leaders, professionals, and academic business scholars. We summarize our approach in three words: learn, apply, transform.
Learn about yourself and your world through personalized coaching and mentoring. With a foundation of courses, outstanding teacher scholars and executives in residence, and ongoing development, the OHIO College of Business will help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals.
Apply your knowledge through real-world experiences. Translate concepts from the classroom into real situations so you leave with practical experience in leadership, time management, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking. You’ll develop the skills you need for the rest of your life through our unique Business Cluster, student organizations like SOX Fellows, and the Global Consulting Program.
Transform into one of the most sought after college graduates, poised for professional success. Employers are seeking students with leadership potential. The College of Business will provide you the broad knowledge that prepares you to be successful throughout your career, from your first job to the day of your retirement.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.