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Finance, Bachelor

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Finance professionals analyze and manage financial resources. Major of the Finance program from Eastern Illinois University develop the knowledge and skills to determine how best to allocate business and personal funds, identify and act on profitable opportunities, use derivative securities to reduce risk, and prepare financial plans on behalf of individuals, businesses, and other organizations.


By majoring in the  Finance program from Eastern Illinois University, students gain the knowledge and skills related to the key areas of financial decision-making including:

  • Determining funds required to meet  business and personal needs
  • Allocating and investing business and personal funds
  • Identifying and acting on profitable opportunities
  • Using securities to reduce risk
  • Developing financial plans
  • Managing capital in personal and business settings

Careers in Finance

  • Business Financial Management / Corporate Finance

Financial managers work in corporations and other businesses as well as in government and nonprofit organizations. Responsibilities include analyzing and implementing investment decisions; monitoring financial performance; managing cash, working capital and short-term investments; and raising funds in the capital markets.

Job titles include: financial analyst, financial manager, financial officer, credit manager, treasurer, and controller.

  • Investments

Pursue a fast paced career as a stock broker, securities analyst, investment banker, or portfolio manager employed by securities firms, mutual funds, investment consulting firms, pension funds, hedge funds, or financial institutions.

Job titles include: stock broker, securities analyst, portfolio manager, mutual fund manager, investment banker.

  • Financial Institutions Management

Manage the provision of financial services by commercial banks, credit unions, and other financial firms by determining the creditworthiness of borrowers; valuing collateral; implementing credit decisions; managing loans, deposits, trusts, and security transactions; and managing risk through the use of futures, options, and swaps.

Job titles include: loan analyst, credit analyst, mortgage analyst, loan officer, loan processor, bank manager, branch manager, trust officer, and corporate lender.   

  • Personal Financial Planning

Financial planners assist clients to achieve their financial goals by identifying client goals; evaluating client’s financial status, developing and implementing financial plans, and monitoring progress in achieving the client’s goals.  Successful completion of Eastern Illinois University financial planning coursework fulfills the educations requirements for the CFP™ certification examination.

  • Insurance and Risk Management

Professionals in insurance and risk management assess risk and develop and implement plans to manage risk for individuals and organizations, including transferring risk through the use of insurance.

Job titles include: insurance agent, insurance sales representative, insurance broker, claims adjuster, insurance underwriter, risk manager, and insurance portfolio manager.

  • Real Estate Management

Professionals in real estate develop, value, finance, manage and invest in land and buildings for residential and commercial uses.

Job titles include: real estate agent, realtor, real estate manager, property manager, mortgage underwriter, and mortgage analyst. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Financial and Tax Planning 
  • Investments 
  • Financial Markets: Commodities, Derivatives, and Securities 
  • Real Estate Fundamentals 
  • Management of Financial Institutions 
  • Real Estate Investment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form and a bank statement (submitted online via MyEIU account), documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study. 
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    378 USD/credit
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  • National

    302 USD/credit
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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