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EIU School of Business


Finance is a challenging business field that centers on the critical management decisions faced by all organizations.  By majoring in finance, students gain the knowledge and skills related to the key areas of financial decision-making including:

  1. Determining funds required to meet  business and personal needs
  2. Allocating and investing business and personal funds
  3. Identifying and acting on profitable opportunities
  4. Using securities to reduce risk
  5. Developing financial plans
  6. Managing capital in personal and business settings


Students who succeed as Finance Majors are:

  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Like to work with numbers
  • Enjoy solving unstructured problems


The Finance Major curriculum emphasizes:

  • Analytical skills
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Research abilities
  • Communication – oral and written 
  • Computer proficiency – especially spreadsheets

The Finance career placement rate for the class of 2018 is 95%.

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School of Business

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-2627
Fax: (217) 581-6642

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