The BS in Corporate Finance degree is designed to provide a formal education in areas of finance such as financial management, investments, portfolio management, financial statement analysis, risk management, money and credit markets, cash management, lease financing, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and international finance. Recognizing that financial managers require a broad range of skills such as communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work well in teams, critical thinking, analytical and marketing skills, the core curriculum has been designed to include sufficient subjects in management, marketing, economics, accounting, and communication. To ensure a well-rounded education, students also complete courses in law, ethics, and data analysis using computers.
The BS in Corporate Finance degree prepares students to become financial managers. Students with a BS in Corporate Finance may become controllers preparing financial reports and forecasting the company’s financial future. Treasurers and finance officers prepare budgets for companies. Credit managers determine credit ratings and in general oversee a firm’s credit policies. Students who have an aptitude for international finance may be more interested in working for multi-national companies. Cash managers deal with cash receipts and disbursements on a daily basis. Risk managers help firms control risk arising out of financial transactions and exchange rate fluctuations. Financial institutions employ financial managers to oversee lending, mortgages, and investments. Financial managers also play an integral role in mergers, acquisitions, and global expansion.
BS Corporate Finance students at Cleary University are required to take the cost and financial accounting courses required in the accounting major. Hence, students have a thorough understanding of finance and financial accounting required to face the challenges of finance positions at any corporation. This unique feature of the Cleary Finance program gives our students a competitive advantage.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree, the graduate will be able to:
- Analyze and interpret financial statements of companies
- Apply advanced financial and cost accounting concepts
- Compute the value of real and financial assets
- Employ sound and ethical investment and financial decisions
- Analyze and manage risk as a financial manager
- Explore the functions and operations of financial markets and institutions
- Use statistical research methods to conduct company research
- Demonstrate sound knowledge of economic theories and principles
- Express financial theories and applications clearly and effectively
- Demonstrate thorough knowledge of basic organizational and marketing concepts