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MORNINGSIDE IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TWO NEW UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: FINANCE & MANAGEMENT

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Morningside’s rigorous finance program aims to equip students with the essential financial skills and knowledge required to excel in today's dynamic business environment. Our curriculum has been designed in consultation with financial industry experts, and opportunities available from your first semester allow you to gain relevant experience that will prepare you for your career.

Degrees

Finance (B.S.)

Major

Finance (Minor)

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • Individuals who demonstrate an ability to interpret complex financial data to make informed decisions
  • Those who have an eye for detail as they often deal with precise financial data and have to spot any discrepancies or abnormalities.
  • Anyone comfortable with mathematics and able to perform calculations with ease.
  • Individuals with strong communication skills.
  • Those who have a high level of integrity and adherence to ethical standards is crucial in maintaining trust and confidentiality.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Internships

Internships put you in a professional setting where you work side-by-side with management teams. Build skills and gain an understanding of the business world.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Research & Active Learning

Conducting research alongside faculty members, gives you an advantage for graduate school or immediate entry into the agricultural industry. You may also have the opportunity to present findings at the Morningside University Palmer Research Symposium, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), or at regional and national industry events.

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

Introduction to various sources of financial risk impacting businesses and how to manage this risk.  It will focus on risk management strategies such as business structure selection,
diversification, and insurance.  In addition, the theories of moral hazard and adverse selection will be explored.

REQUIRED

Examination of derivatives and their use in managing risk.  Students will learn how to value options using binary and Black-Scholes valuation methods.  They will explore hedging and speculative strategies.

REQUIRED

An introduction to the application of investment analysis and modern portfolio theory.  Students will explore asset allocation decisions, along with the risk and return dynamics of a portfolio of multiple assets.

REQUIRED

An in-depth examination of financial analysis and valuation techniques.

MEET THE FACULTY

Cody Delperdang

Cody Delperdang

Adjunct Faculty

Cody’s Profile
Daniel Wubbena

Daniel Wubbena

Assistant Professor

Daniel’s Profile
Darrel Sandall

Darrel Sandall

Dean of the School of Business

Because of our close-knit environment and small classes, students in the School of Business build strong connections with the faculty, who all have prior industry experience. As a result, the faculty are tremendously beneficial in helping students understand the career field, learn the skills they need to be successful in their careers, and are great connections for before and after graduation.

Darrel’s Profile

James Rajasekar

Visiting Associate Professor

James’s Profile

Jay Moran

Department Head, Assistant Professor

Jay’s Profile
John Zink

John Zink

Associate Professor

John’s Profile
Joshua Thomas

Joshua Thomas

Adjunct Faculty

Joshua’s Profile
Marilyn Eastman

Marilyn Eastman

Professor

Marilyn’s Profile
Mark Nielsen

Mark Nielsen

Associate Professor

Accounting & Business

Mark’s Profile
Ngamboko Muzinga

Ngamboko Muzinga

Associate Professor

Ngamboko’s Profile

Sara DeAnda

Adjunct Faculty

Sara’s Profile

Steven Uhl

Adjunct Faculty

Steven’s Profile
Twyla Rosenbaum

Twyla Rosenbaum

Professor

Accounting & Business

Twyla’s Profile

RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

OUTCOMES

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow greater than nine percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. The globalization of business, market expansion, and the increasing complexity of financial products and services are expected to spur this demand. The BLS reports that the median annual wage for business and financial operations occupations was $86,080 in 2022, with other finance occupations such as Personal Financial Advisors, Financial and Investment Analysts, and Financial Managers being higher.

Next Steps

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