Are you good at math, interested in investing and budgeting, or want to crunch numbers for businesses? Well lucky you! Earning your degree in finance may be your calling. Finance is the study of money and how it’s created and managed, which includes investments, assets, and liabilities. Common coursework includes financial markets, corporate finance, and risk assessment.
Where this degree can get tricky is in understanding how it differs from accounting. Generally speaking, finance is more focused on a wider area of the business and financial sector, including economics, banking, and business. Accounting focuses more on financial reports and records. At some universities, finance may be a stand-alone major, and at other schools, most likely smaller schools, it may be an emphasis or concentration within a business administration degree. Common careers of those with this degree include financial analysts, wealth advisors, and investment bankers.
Santa Clara University offers 2 Finance, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 160 Finance, General students graduated with students earning 141 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.
University of San Diego offers 2 Finance, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 216 Finance, General students graduated with students earning 215 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||48,321|
|University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA||28 : 1||38,736|
|Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA||15 : 1||8,669|
|University of San Diego San Diego, CA||19 : 1||9,181|
|Pepperdine University Malibu, CA||22 : 1||8,824|
|Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA||16 : 1||9,822|
|University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA||26 : 1||25,547|
|University of La Verne La Verne, CA||29 : 1||7,396|
|University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||23 : 1||10,636|
|Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA||31 : 1||4,567|
|California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA||22 : 1||4,303|
|California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA||44 : 1||39,910|
|Golden Gate University-San Francisco San Francisco, CA||37 : 1||2,432|
|Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA||41 : 1||4,300|
|Menlo College Atherton, CA||39 : 1||894|
|California Baptist University Riverside, CA||31 : 1||11,045|
|Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA||8 : 1||1,346|
|Holy Names University Oakland, CA||23 : 1||966|
|La Sierra University Riverside, CA||23 : 1||2,159|
|National University La Jolla, CA||67 : 1||16,670|