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Using your business knowledge to analyze, invest, insure, and more.

If that’s your goal, a degree in finance is the start. Students looking for a career in banking, investing, real estate and more are trained by experienced faculty through the finance concentration at Tennessee Wesleyan.


Program Description

Housed in the Goodfriend School of the Business, the bachelor of business administration with an emphasis in finance provides exposure to broad areas in finance, focusing on skills needed to work in industries such as banking, insurance, investment, real estate, and more.


Career Opportunities

Finance professionals are in high demand and needed at every organization. Students with a degree in finance can be seen in careers like:


Connection Opportunities

Degrees within the Goodfriend School of Business, including the finance concentration, provide numerous opportunities to connect with seasoned business professionals, both faculty members and business partners who take a direct interest in the development of our students.


Students also have the opportunity to develop other business skills through minors in Business or Entrepreneurship, as well as a pre-MBA minor, preparing students to get the Master’s in Business Administration.


Hands-on experiences include the Investment CFA Challenge, Game Forum, Bulldog Investment Club, and study abroad opportunities, such as the New York Stock Exchange.


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Financial Investments

This course provides a basic overview of key investment concepts and the investment environment. The course will acquaint students with the fundamental principles of investing in the securities market, various investment conceptual tools and managing an investment portfolio. A special emphasis will be placed on investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities.

Principles of Real Estate

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of the use and sale of real estate Major topics include: appraisals, title and property insurance, real estate contracts, duties of sales agents and brokers, financing, investing, and government involvement in the real estate sector. A special emphasis will be given to Tennessee laws, licensing, and procedures.

International Trade and Finance

A study of international trade theory and policy, with emphasis on trade barriers and international economic integration, plus a study of international financial economics, with emphasis on exchange rate determination and international macroeconomic policies.