Today's business environment requires increasingly efficient management of a firm's assets. The Financial Management major prepares students to use established financial principles to meet organizations' financial goals. Students learn how to effectively manage a firm's assets by taking required finance and accounting courses, and electives to allow further study in such areas as firm asset management, investment management, and capital budgeting.
Financial Management focuses on the management of the financial resources of a firm. Students learn to efficiently manage assets of a firm by taking additional required finance and accounting courses. Elective courses permit further study in such areas as firm asset management, investment management and capital budgeting.
Examples of financial management positions include:
- Chief Financial Officer
- Firm Treasurers
- Bank loan officers, Credit Managers, Operation Managers
- Corporate credit managers
- Financial Analyst
- Participants in all phases of mergers & acquisition
In addition to completing all required courses for their major a student must also maintain certain cumulative GPAs to graduate:
- 2.3 overall GPA in all courses
- 2.0 GPA in major courses
- 2.0 GPA in business and economics courses
- Spring Graduation – Apply by December 1
- Summer Graduation – Apply by April 1
- Fall Graduation – Apply by July 1
Resources are available to help you learn more about the school and major, determine class schedules, requirements, and progress toward you degree.
Before you apply to The University of Akron, contact our Undergraduate Recruiter to answer your questions. Current UA students who want to be admitted to a major should be sure to visit an undergraduate Academic Adviser.
Graduation Planning Summary (GPS). The GPS is a document that lists course titles and additional, supplemental information for you as a Financial Management student. When you are admitted to the CBA, you will review the GPS with your adviser, and use it in conjunction with the Degree Progress Report (DPR) (see below). Download your Financial Management GPS.
Once you are admitted to The University of Akron, you'll use the Degree Progress Report (DPR), which is an online tool you can use to view data about course requirements. DPR outlines your degree requirements, marks completed courses, and shows your remaining coursework.
For-credit, paid internship and cooperative work experience opportunities are available where students see how their education is applied in real-world settings. Guest speakers during classes or student organization meetings offer students the chance to interact with key members of the business community.
University general education requirements and CBA Core classes are offered each semester, including over the summer. Please note that the number of sections available is often less during the summer semester.
Finance major courses are offered only in the fall and spring semesters. It is important that students work with their assigned adviser to ensure they stay on sequence with their requirements.
Once you are a student, The University of Akron and the College of Business offer tutoring services for additional help in many subjects.
- The University of Akron offers free online tutorials for students to learn to use a variety of software programs, like Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Google Docs, and Springboard through Atomic Learning.
- The CBA offers tutoring on business topics.
- The main campus library has writing and math Tutoring Services.
The College of Business Administration is associated with many student organizations through which you can expand your classroom learning and enhance your leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. Within these organizations you will meet students from diverse backgrounds and will have opportunities to interact with business professionals, participate in competitions and organize community service projects. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the organization(s) of their choice.