Finance Major

Focus
The finance major at Drury University provides students with financial management, forecasting, and analysis skills necessary for a career in finance. Additionally, the interpersonal skills and liberal arts background that are the foundation of a degree from Drury University provides graduates with an added advantage in their careers.

Student Learning/Engagement/Teaching
Finance courses are designed to both ground students in the current theories and give them active practice in applying financial concepts.  This integration of theory and practice prepares students for future career opportunities and provides them with an engaging experience as they work closely with finance faculty.

Typical Careers for Finance Majors
There are many exciting career opportunities available for finance majors who often find themselves involved in varied activities, significant responsibilities, and professional interaction with others in the workplace. A career in finance prepares students for top-level corporate positions in such areas as Corporate Finance, Money Management, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Insurance, and Investment Banking. These fields are ever-changing and expanding and the finance major is designed to help graduates “hit the ground running” and adapt quickly to these conditions.
If corporate finance is not your goal, but operating your own business is, a major in finance will also prepare you for entrepreneurial career endeavors. Finance is a versatile major, and students majoring in finance are not limited in his or her career choices.

Where our Students Go
Finance majors from Drury have pursued careers with a variety of companies.  Recent graduates have accepted positions with organizations such as Leggett and Platte, O’Reilly Automotive, PWC, BKD, Cerner Corporation, State Street, Edward Jones, and The Federal Reserve.