All students earning their B.A./B.S. diploma from the OSU College of Business complete business core or design core classes which make up more than half of all degree credits. These are common core classes that start in 100 levels in your first year, and move into 300- and 400-level courses as you advance.

The following learning goals and objectives are in addition to those in the business core learning goals and objectives.

The finance program will allow graduates to:

  • Apply the fundamental concepts and tools of finance.   
  • Apply financial management concepts and tools to the decisions faced by a manager in investment decisions.        
  • Apply financial management concepts and tools to the financing decisions and dividend decisions faced by the firm.          
  • Evaluate the corporate governance structure of firms and examine the interactions, from a governance perspective, between firm management, financial markets and stakeholders. 
  • Appraise the risk profile of firms; specifically, estimate the costs of capital, including debt and equity capital using financial data.   
  • Discuss the operations of three distinct capital markets: the equity market, the bond market and the derivatives market, and the financial assets traded in each of these markets.  
  • Explain the global financial environment and the globalization process experienced by multinational corporations.