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Finance

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Degree Overview

If you ask Calvin finance majors why they love studying finance here, here’s what they’ll say: the professors. Faculty in the Calvin business department have connections on Wall Street, at Fortune 500 companies, and with local entrepreneurs. They’ll connect you to real, thriving businesses and challenge you to get to work.

Collaborate with inquisitive peers as you dive into a local business’s annual report. Get the internship of your dreams when your prof makes a call on your behalf. Develop your leadership and investing skills in the Knight Investment Management student organization. Be captivated by a Christian vision for business—you’ll find it in every class.

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Program Distinctives

Study abroad - Explore the ways that business and finance operate around the globe by studying abroad for an interim or a full semester. Calvin business students have studied in places like Hungary, India, China, and Germany.
A city of opportunity - As a finance major, you’ll have consulting experience or an internship. From startups to large corporations, the Grand Rapids area is full of businesses of all sizes—which means plenty of opportunities to get an internship that builds on your goals.
Stretch yourself - Partner with your peers in student organizations like Knight Investment Management and put your finance skills to work with real money and real client expectations.
Double up - The finance major can easily be paired with another major.
Beyond ethics - Faith isn’t tacked on. It’s foundational, integral. Every interaction with money is examined through the lens of a Christian vision of stewardship, grace, and renewal.

Program Requirements & Opportunities

Young Women’s Business Institute

Get a head start on your business education while you’re still in high school! The Young Women’s Business Institute is a place to develop your business skills before you start college.

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Calvin Action Projects

Want an inside look at how businesses manage and direct their finances? Calvin Action Projects give you the chance to consult with a local business about real challenges they face.

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