A finance major may seem like a natural choice if you love working with numbers and money. Our graduates provide valuable services to corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. Your B.B.A. from Radford helps make you a well-rounded financial expert and prepares you to work in all environments.
Select Your Concentration
General Finance Concentration
The finance major prepares students for careers in financial management, investment brokerage, insurance, and real estate. It also provides an appropriate preparation for students who wish to pursue graduate work in finance or other areas of business.
Insurance and Real Estate Concentration
Our program in Real Estate FInances provides you with a solid foundation in the critical areas of financial decision-making in real estate and insurance planning. We prepare you for diverse careers in the real estate and insurance industries, including underwriting, risk modeling and analysis, claims adjusting, and employee benefits.
Why Study Finance at Radford?
- Our placement rate for our graduates is 88%
- You’ll have opportunities to land internships through university-related organizations
- Our Finance faulty supports undergraduate research, independent studies, and professional certifications
A Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance prepares students for a variety of career paths in the financial services industry like:
- financial analyst
- investment banking
- wealth management
- commercial banking
- financial planning
- corporate finance
- securities data manager
- crowdfunding specialist
- hedge fund manager
- mutual fund manager
- certified financial planner (CFP)
- credit analyst
Students interested in real estate may find employment in property and land development, property acquisition, property management, commercial mortgage lending, real estate investment trust analysis, investment, or management. They may also find employment in residential real estate brokerages, mortgage lending, and other areas within the residential real estate market.
Finance majors can become involved in Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization (SMIPO) or Financial Management Association (FMA), among many other organizations.
SMIPO members are eligible for selection to visit financial centers (usually Chicago in the fall and New York in the spring) and often are offered internships during the summer. FMA is a very active organization and hosts guest speakers from the industry.
85% career placement for our graduates
30+ years of AACSB accreditation
(Advance Collegiate School of Business)
Only 5% of schools in the world are AACSB accredited
Networking built into your degree
Representatives from many local and regional firms attend Firm Night each fall in Kyle Hall. Firm Night is important for our students because it offers them individual recruiting opportunities. Most of the recruiters here have jobs available if not immediately, then at the end of the academic year. Firm Night provides Radford University’s accounting and finance majors with opportunities to meet potential employers face-to-face.