Radford University finance program ranked among the top in the U.S.
Study.com has ranked Radford University No. 15 on its 2019 Top 50 schools in the United States that offer a finance degree.
“We considered many finance programs when ranking schools for this list and selected Radford University based on academic and career resources for finance students, the quality of education in finance, faculty and more,” read the announcement from Study.com.
Among the factors involved in choosing its top finance schools were distinguished faculty, graduation and employment rates and internship and research opportunities, according to Study.com.
Radford University is the only Virginia school ranked on the list.
"This recognition is an external approbation of what we have known all along,” Davis College of Business and Economics Dean Joy Bhadury said. “In terms of curriculum, as well as extracurricular opportunities afforded to students, our finance program provides an excellent learning platform for all of our students. Full credit for this success goes to the faculty, staff and students in the program."
The university’s finance program is housed in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law within the Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of Business and Economics. The Davis College is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Radford finance programs prepare students for careers in the public, private, government and nonprofit sectors in accounting, finance, management of information and technology, insurance and/or real estate.
The program provides students with broad knowledge of business and administrative practices including analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills. The department offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in accounting and finance.
Finance faculty serve as advisors to the successful Financial Management Association and the Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization (SMIPO), which offers students an opportunity to gain practical experience in the management and decision-making processes of a corporate structured organization by participating in hands-on management of the funds of Radford University Foundation's endowment.
Finance students study and learn in Davis College’s Kyle Hall, a spacious facility with auditorium-style classrooms, conference rooms and gathering spaces designed to stimulate collaboration and teamwork. Kyle Hall features the latest in educational technology and financial research capabilities, including a trading room.