University of Evansville

Schroeder School of Business

In recent years, 98 percent of Schroeder School of Business graduates have been employed within six months of graduation.

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Finance Program


Dr. Walayet Khan is among UE's talented business faculty who work alongside Finance students to help prepare them for successful careers in today's global business market.


How do businesses raise and invest capital? How do individuals and firms allocate their resources among varying investment alternatives?

Finance majors at the University of Evansville gain a thorough understanding of those questions, as well as the ins and outs of the financial market, preparing them for successful careers as finance professionals and financial advisors. Graduates of the Schroeder School of Business's finance program enjoy rewarding careers as advisors within business organizations, and as financial advisors providing individuals or firms advice on how best to utilize their financial resources.

The Purple Aces Fund

Established in 2005 with support of the Lilly Endowment, the $200,000+ “Purple Aces” fund is a student managed fund. UE finance students are responsible for making buy and sell decisions. The purpose of the fund is to provide finance students with a “hands on” experience managing a fund with real money. Their recommendations have a real impact on the long-term financial health of their client, the finance program at Schroeder School of Business.

The fund invests in stocks such as Abbot Laboratories, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Oracle Corp, Procter & Gamble, Walgreen Company and I-shares Japan Index Fund.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Major

This degree requires completion of 124 semester hours, allocated as follows:

General Education – 41 hours: including Quantitative Methods 227; Management 497

Common Core – 45 hours: The purpose of the common core is to provide students with careful preparation in the fundamental tools of decision making and leadership. All finance majors complete the following courses: Accounting 210, 211; Business 398, 400; Economics 101, 102; Experiential Education 90; Finance 361; Interdisciplinary 150; Law 201; Management 310, 311, 331, 377; Marketing 325; Mathematics 134 or higher; Software Application 110.

Finance Major – 18 hours: Finance 362; four or more courses selected from Finance 372, 380*, 395*, 426, 462, 470, 478, 482; one or more courses selected from Accounting 310, 317, Economics 300, 435. (*Only one independent study or special topics course will be counted in the major.)

Electives – 20 hours