Calvin's finance concentration

Want to help companies obtain the funds they need for growth or help people invest for the future? This concentration is designed for those with analytical minds who enjoy working with accounting and math. You'll study corporate finance, investments, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, and corporate social responsibility.

Finance deals with the concepts of time, cash flows and risk, and how they are interrelated. It also deals with how money is spent and budgeted.

Finance at Calvin

Your finance courses will teach you to:

  • Determine the appropriate balance between debt and equity for a company
  • Evaluate the financial attractiveness of business expansion opportunities
  • Work on merger and acquisition finance
  • Analyze financial risks and returns
  • Guide informed financial investment decisions
  • Manage risk through insurance and derivatives
  • Practice finance for stewardship, justice and love

Considering finance? 

If you possess the following characteristics and skills, finance may be a good fit for you:

  • Strong analytic and conceptual skills
  • Excellent ability to communicate detailed concepts
  • Joy from a good transaction
  • Natural interest in resources and stewardship

Recent internships

Each year, more than 90% of business and accounting students complete internships. Finance students find placements at businesses that include: 

  • Merrill Lynch
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Quicken Loans
  • Steelcase
  • Blackford Capital
  • Van Wyk Risk and Insurance
  • Wolverine World Wide
  • Bank of America 

Course Requirements


Careers in finance

Finance professionals do complex analysis of financial situations and communicate insights to others in compelling ways. Fields you may work in include:

  • Investment advisory
  • Investment management
  • Bank lending departments
  • Bank credit analysis
  • Corporate financial planning and analysis
  • Risk and insurance underwriting and claims
  • Real estate finance

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