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Finance Major

APU’s finance major prepares students to make sound financial decisions. The program provides a solid foundation in accounting principles, investments, economics, business law, international business, statistics, and marketing, which then serve as a framework for in-depth study of financial markets, international trade, financial analysis, and risk management.

The program features faculty who remain connected to businesses in their areas of expertise and provide internship contacts, and students have the opportunity to engage in tutorials that allow them to explore areas of interest, such as insider trading records and stock returns, insolvency/bankruptcy accounting, international financial management, and foreign exchange markets.

Students learn practical application of finance theory through case studies and internships in order to guide organizations toward financial opportunities and risk management. Finance majors leave APU with the tools they need to be good stewards of personal and corporate financial resources.

Meet the Faculty

Adele L. Harrison, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Azusa Pacific’s School of Business and Management, and she has a passion for leading others to greater financial resiliency.

Get to know our business and management faculty.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a finance major if you:

  • Enjoy working with numbers.
  • Are a good communicator.
  • Are thorough and detail oriented.
  • Like giving advice.
  • Want job security and the potential for high salaries.

Learn more about this major and required courses.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.