About This Major

Why This Major Is Relevant

The recent collapses in real estate, stock, and financial markets have increased the demand for professionals with the ability to accurately assess a company’s stability and financial prospects. Insurance, banking, and other investment organizations need to take advantage of financial opportunities while reducing risk. APU’s finance major uniquely positions graduates to provide this expertise and to take advantage of job security, generous compensation, and advancement potential as a result.

Gain In-depth Learning Experience

The finance program can be tailored to an individual student’s career goals through one-on-one tutorials with faculty members. These allow students to explore advanced, specialized areas of interest, such as insider trading records and stock returns, insolvency/bankruptcy accounting, international financial management, and foreign exchange markets.

The recommended internship coursework provides finance majors with practical opportunities to apply classroom learning. APU business faculty remain connected to businesses in their areas of expertise and provide internship contacts for finance students. Internships result in contacts in the field and ensure that finance majors graduate with significant experience on their résumés.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.