Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Finance majors look forward to a variety of exciting career opportunities in an economic environment that is ever changing. Evangel’s program is designed to provide excellent entry-level professionals with a Christian worldview who are prepared to analyze and provide guidance and financial products to individuals, businesses and governments. Careers include corporate finance, investment banking, lending, financial planning, real estate and insurance.
The Finance major is a comprehensive major (70 credit hours) that emphasizes rational decision making, risk management, and asset management and growth. Students are involved in case studies for problem solving, research, guest lectures, and the actual management of an investment portfolio of approximately $400,000.
Students in this major will complete the business foundation requirements, including economics, management, accounting, marketing, law, finance, business communications, international business, and strategic management. The major also requires courses in management information systems, real estate, general insurance, international finance, investment strategies, and advanced finance along with credits from participation in the Student Investment Group. Seven elective credits must be taken from a finance internship, Federal Income Tax I, operations management, consumer behavior, or upper division accounting courses.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Learning Outcomes (pdf)
|Learning outcomes describe the knowledge and skills you will have gained and be able to demonstrate by the end of this program. Download the pdf to view|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Money & Banking||Study of money, the theory of banking, Federal Reserve control of the money supply, the money market, and the balance of payment problems.|
|Real Estate||Examines the characteristics of real estate as they affect the market. Considers the procedures and problems in financing real estate and the techniques of valuation.|
|General Insurance||General principles of insurance and their applications to business enterprises, including life insurance, casualty insurance, fire insurance, Social Security, and workmen's compensation.|
|Investments||Study of investment principles, investment media, security markets, and the importance of analyzing industries and their macroenvironments.|
|Advanced Finance||Emphasizes the analytical skills involved in financial decision making|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Duane C. Praschan is assistant professor of Business & Leadership and coordinator of Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) Program. Prior to joining the Business Department, Dr. Praschan served as an executive with responsibility for Quality Management Systems, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. During the 27 years at Philips Healthcare, he conducted audits, ensured global read more
Elizabeth Fletcher comes from a long line of Evangel graduates, including her husband, brother, two sisters-in-law, her nephew, her niece and her three daughters. Needless to say, she and her family strongly believe in the quality of education offered at Evangel. She served as chair of the Business and Economics Department for 20 years. She continues to […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Investment Broker
- Financial Adviser/Planner
- Bank Officer
- Real Estate Agent/Broker
- Financial Analyst
- Risk Manager
- Corporate Treasurer
- Chief Financial Officer
It is best that a student desiring to major or minor in Finance make the decision before the junior year.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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