Finance focuses on financial decision making, corporate financial management, the
markets, institutions, and instruments that facilitate the transfer of money and wealth,
allocation of resources, and the risk and acquisition of financial capital.
Why finance at OSU?
Our Student Managed Investment Fund provides students real world opportunities in
the investment and trading industries. Through the Watson Trading Floor, students
can learn how to use Bloomberg and S&P Capital IQ and even participate in training
opportunities. The Finance Department also offers preparation for the Securities Industry
Essentials Certification and Chartered Financial Analyst exam.
A Finance major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities
Chief Financial Offices
Real estate portfolio management
Energy finance management
94%of graduating seniors
had employment, job offers, or continued education within 3 months of graduation
"Every time that I started a new course, it's like, I'm glad to be learning
about these things and to know that... there's fields out there that I can enjoy."
- Claudio Ferrer Enid, Oklahoma
Student managed investment fund
The Finance Department is home to the Student Managed Investment Fund, which offers
students the opportunity to gain real-world experience managing a portfolio of financial
assets with a value of approximately $1 million. Through coursework, students have the opportunity to apply financial theories and
models learned in class to the real world.
Eastin Center for Career Readiness
Through the Eastin Center, Spears Business supports our students’ professional growth
from awareness, to acquisition of knowledge, to practice and feedback, and ultimately