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Investment theory, corporate finance, following the flow of money and anticipating its value — all while interest rates, shares and prices shift in the marketplace (domestic and international): This is the world of finance. Capital’s Finance major prepares students for a career of testing the limits of theory and making important decisions when variables can be predicated, but never known with complete certainty.

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Capital University's Finance Major is ideally situated in Columbus, Ohio, one of the fastest-growing cities in the US, providing a dynamic backdrop for those enthusiastic about investments, wealth management, corporate finance, and related fields. Guided by distinguished Ph.D. scholars and industry veterans, the program delves into Finance theory and practice, financial markets, macroeconomic policy, and tools like financial modeling. This Columbus-based program leverages the city's thriving financial sector, offering students unique insights and opportunities. Students are prepared for professional certifications such as CFA, CFP, and FINRA's SIE Exam, and the program lays a solid foundation for graduate studies. Alongside personalized guidance from well-connected professors, the curriculum offers students an opportunity to manage a real-money Student Managed Investment Fund, providing hands-on experience that sets them apart. This blend of academic depth, practical learning, and local insight ensures graduates are well-equipped for diverse roles in finance, the public sector, and banking.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Financial Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Financial Planner and Wealth Manager
  • Public Finance
  • Risk Analyst

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Experiential Learning

Faculty in Capital’s Finance major are committed to the belief that the best preparation for a career in business is obtained by combining extensive study in the liberal arts with a major emphasizing the development of quantitative, analytical and human relations skills. Students gain real-world experience through internships and high-impact learning practices in the classroom. Industry experts are only minutes away and are actively engaged in the curriculum and bring current trends into the classroom.

Program Philosophy

Finance is a unique major in the School of Management and Leadership in that it leverages the professional knowledge of business and finance and the more traditional, liberal arts knowledge of economics. Success in this program and in this career requires a passion and interest in the subject. Students need solid mathematics skills and need to be comfortable with economics and financial analysis skills and have a good grasp of related business areas. Graduates are working in various industries, including financial institutions like major banks, insurance companies and mutual funds; in corporate finance, brokerage houses, financial consulting firms and government agencies.



Capital’s School of Management and Leadership (SOML) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Founded in 1988, the ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.


Sample Classes

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Financial Institutions, Markets & Risk
  • Financial Modeling
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory & Money
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