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In the words of our alumni…
Doug Gross ’77
Financial Advisor, owner, Raymond James Financial Services
Ann Arbor, MI
One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
For most people, finance is a mystery. But it’s one that affects our lives every day and there are great opportunities for those who can solve the puzzle.
Would you like to manage other people’s money?
Economic globalization has created a huge demand for savvy finance majors who understand financial instruments, stocks, bonds and markets.
Finance majors learn about the accumulation, allocation, management and protection of financial resources. Courses in this program focus on the markets, balance sheet structure, liquidity, solvency, debt financing and capital structure.
Class projects allow you to dig into the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s major corporations and see how they’ve achieved success—or where they took a wrong turn. Students who enjoy mathematics and statistics may also enjoy finance classes.
“This is the first year we have had a BPA student organization, and to have all eight students place in the top 10 at the national conference is pretty amazing.” — Tina Rolling, chapter adviser.
“We wanted more experience on the tax side of accounting, and we saw this as an opportunity to further ourselves and, more importantly, help the community.” — Brooks Hyble
Alma students showcase their business skills and capture 14 awards at state competition.