Finance

Unlock Financial Success with a Major in Finance

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Make a Difference. Study Finance.

As a finance professional, you'll play a critical role in guiding and influencing business decisions. Your expertise in financial analysis, risk assessment, and strategic planning is key to helping shape important decisions that contribute to the success of organizations. Alternatively, with a business degree in finance, you could pursue a career as a financial planner. Your understanding of financial markets and investments will allow you to help clients navigate financial decisions and attain their own financial goals.

Graceland’s finance major is built on coursework in finance, economics, mathematics, and accounting that will provide you with strong quantitative, critical, and analytical thinking skills. Upon this foundational knowledge, you will be equipped with career-focused, field-specific finance content that features experiential and simulation-based learning grounded in a professional code of ethics.

Offerings
Major, Minor
Field of Study
Business
Format
Lamoni Campus
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Alumni Testimonial
Graceland enabled me to learn and develop career-needed skills, but more importantly, provided me the opportunities to utilize them in extra-curricular activities. Through this, I was able to gain valuable connections and network with alumni to help set myself up for success post-graduation. This was invaluable and I know I wouldn’t have made the same genuine connections attending a large public university.
Jeremy Deemer '18 Digital Sales Executive, SAP Business Administration, Economics
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Alumni Testimonial
We were fortunate to have some incredible professors in the C.H. Sandage School of Business & SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise, now Enactus) Program. Professors who had been successful in the world of business world before offering up their knowledge as professors to students. Even the ones who had been in education their whole careers found a way to relate their course material to real-world scenarios.
Brady Blankenship '12 Cloud Transformation Services Lead, TEK Systems Business Administration, Economics
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Alumni Testimonial
After graduating Graceland University I felt thoroughly equipped with soft and hard skills necessary for a successful future in my field. As I complete my master's degree in business administration, and throughout my classes, I never felt out of place. I was very well prepared during my time at Graceland to be able to tackle the challenges of acquiring a graduate level education.
Evaristo Casimiro, MBA, '19 Lead Analyst | Power & Utilities, 1898 & Co. Business Administration, Economics
Finance Major Curriculum
  • BA Degree – Finance Major

    In addition to the general education requirements, majors in Finance must complete a concentration of 36 semester hours in Accounting, Business, and Economics including:

    Choose 1 of the following 4 courses:

    Courses Required for General Education:

    Strongly Recommended:

    Courses Offered
    • ACCT2310Financial Accounting
      ACCT2310 Financial Accounting - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.

    • ACCT2320Managerial Accounting
      ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting - 3 s.h.

      The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    • BUAD3310Principles of Sales
      BUAD3310 Principles of Sales - 3 s.h.

      Principles of Sales is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern sales and sales management including topics such as the selling process, the buying process, creating value in buyer-seller relationships, prospecting, sales call planning, communicating the message, negotiating for win-win solutions, promoting trust, closing the sale, as well as how to motivate, compensate and train sales people.

    • BUAD3320Principles of Management
      BUAD3320 Principles of Management - 3 s.h.

      Fundamentals of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling business activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Goal 6

    • BUAD3340Business Law
      BUAD3340 Business Law - 3 s.h.

      Study of legal rules governing the usual business transactions and relations. Consideration of selected cases in areas such as contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, private property, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

    • BUAD3370Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling
      BUAD3370 Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the fundamental issues of modern finance facing firms, including investment and financing decisions, interactions with capital markets, financial analysis, and business forecasting. Topics are taught with a focus on a code of ethics and professional standards guided by industry best practices.

    • BUAD3380Principles of Business Finance
      BUAD3380 Principles of Business Finance - 3 s.h.

      A study of principles and problems basic to a business firm’s decisions in planning for and managing financial resources for the purpose of maximizing the value of these resources. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, ECON1320, MATH1360 and junior standing.

    • BUAD3420International Finance
      BUAD3420 International Finance - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the financial techniques utilized in global organizations and the international financial markets with which they interact. A focus is placed on how financial leaders can make ethically grounded decisions, while navigating the strategic and financial challenges facing global businesses today.

    • BUAD4100Investment Analysis (also ECON4100)
      BUAD4100 Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) - 3 s.h.

      A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD4120Internship in Finance
      BUAD4120 Internship in Finance - 1-3 s.h.

      An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of finance. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    • BUAD4190Innovations in Finance
      BUAD4190 Innovations in Finance - 3 s.h.

      An exploration of new technologies that are disrupting the financial services industry, including artificial intelligence, deep learning, blockchain technology and open APIs. Includes an examination of fintech start-ups that are driving change in business models, products, applications and customer user interface.

    • BUAD4220Seminar in Accounting and Finance
      BUAD4220 Seminar in Accounting and Finance - 3 s.h.

      A comprehensive capstone course for students majoring in Finance that integrates material from previous courses taken in the major and explores a wide range of finance-related topics, including the ethical issues affecting the current financial environment of business firms. Pre-requisites: BUAD3370, BUAD3380.

    • ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics
      ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    • ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics
      ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    • ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis
      ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    • ECON3200Public Finance
      ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3320Money and Banking
      ECON3320 Money and Banking - 3 s.h.

      A study of monetary institutions, monetary theory and policy implications, and the principles of our banking system. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3430Managerial Economics
      ECON3430 Managerial Economics - 3 s.h.

      Considers the business enterprise as an economic and social institution. Particular attention is given to the theory of the firm and the application of the theory in problem-solving. Prerequisites: MATH1360 and ECON3350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • MATH1280College Algebra
      MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1370Statistics for Sciences
      MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences - 3 s.h.

      Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    ACCT2310Financial Accounting ACCT2320Managerial Accounting BUAD3310Principles of Sales BUAD3320Principles of Management BUAD3340Business Law BUAD3370Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling BUAD3380Principles of Business Finance BUAD3420International Finance BUAD4100Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) BUAD4120Internship in Finance BUAD4190Innovations in Finance BUAD4220Seminar in Accounting and Finance ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis ECON3200Public Finance ECON3320Money and Banking ECON3430Managerial Economics MATH1280College Algebra MATH1370Statistics for Sciences
    Course Descriptions
    ACCT2310 Financial Accounting - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.

    ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting - 3 s.h.

    The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    BUAD3310 Principles of Sales - 3 s.h.

    Principles of Sales is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern sales and sales management including topics such as the selling process, the buying process, creating value in buyer-seller relationships, prospecting, sales call planning, communicating the message, negotiating for win-win solutions, promoting trust, closing the sale, as well as how to motivate, compensate and train sales people.

    BUAD3320 Principles of Management - 3 s.h.

    Fundamentals of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling business activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Goal 6

    BUAD3340 Business Law - 3 s.h.

    Study of legal rules governing the usual business transactions and relations. Consideration of selected cases in areas such as contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, private property, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

    BUAD3370 Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the fundamental issues of modern finance facing firms, including investment and financing decisions, interactions with capital markets, financial analysis, and business forecasting. Topics are taught with a focus on a code of ethics and professional standards guided by industry best practices.

    BUAD3380 Principles of Business Finance - 3 s.h.

    A study of principles and problems basic to a business firm’s decisions in planning for and managing financial resources for the purpose of maximizing the value of these resources. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, ECON1320, MATH1360 and junior standing.

    BUAD3420 International Finance - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the financial techniques utilized in global organizations and the international financial markets with which they interact. A focus is placed on how financial leaders can make ethically grounded decisions, while navigating the strategic and financial challenges facing global businesses today.

    BUAD4100 Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) - 3 s.h.

    A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD4120 Internship in Finance - 1-3 s.h.

    An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of finance. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/ Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

    BUAD4190 Innovations in Finance - 3 s.h.

    An exploration of new technologies that are disrupting the financial services industry, including artificial intelligence, deep learning, blockchain technology and open APIs. Includes an examination of fintech start-ups that are driving change in business models, products, applications and customer user interface.

    BUAD4220 Seminar in Accounting and Finance - 3 s.h.

    A comprehensive capstone course for students majoring in Finance that integrates material from previous courses taken in the major and explores a wide range of finance-related topics, including the ethical issues affecting the current financial environment of business firms. Pre-requisites: BUAD3370, BUAD3380.

    ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3320 Money and Banking - 3 s.h.

    A study of monetary institutions, monetary theory and policy implications, and the principles of our banking system. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3430 Managerial Economics - 3 s.h.

    Considers the business enterprise as an economic and social institution. Particular attention is given to the theory of the firm and the application of the theory in problem-solving. Prerequisites: MATH1360 and ECON3350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences - 3 s.h.

    Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

  • Finance Minor

    Minor in Finance (18 s.h.)

    Courses Offered
    • ACCT2310Financial Accounting
      ACCT2310 Financial Accounting - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.

    • ACCT2320Managerial Accounting
      ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting - 3 s.h.

      The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    • BUAD1400Personal Finance
      BUAD1400 Personal Finance - 3 s.h.

      An overview of personal financial management, including investment, taxation, insurance and credit.

    • BUAD3380Principles of Business Finance
      BUAD3380 Principles of Business Finance - 3 s.h.

      A study of principles and problems basic to a business firm’s decisions in planning for and managing financial resources for the purpose of maximizing the value of these resources. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, ECON1320, MATH1360 and junior standing.

    • BUAD4100Investment Analysis (also ECON4100)
      BUAD4100 Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) - 3 s.h.

      A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3200Public Finance
      ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ACCT2310Financial Accounting ACCT2320Managerial Accounting BUAD1400Personal Finance BUAD3380Principles of Business Finance BUAD4100Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) ECON3200Public Finance
    Course Descriptions
    ACCT2310 Financial Accounting - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.

    ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting - 3 s.h.

    The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310.

    BUAD1400 Personal Finance - 3 s.h.

    An overview of personal financial management, including investment, taxation, insurance and credit.

    BUAD3380 Principles of Business Finance - 3 s.h.

    A study of principles and problems basic to a business firm’s decisions in planning for and managing financial resources for the purpose of maximizing the value of these resources. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, ECON1320, MATH1360 and junior standing.

    BUAD4100 Investment Analysis (also ECON4100) - 3 s.h.

    A study of the fundamental principles underlying the analysis of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT2320, BUAD3380, and ECON1320. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

  • Economics Minor

    Minor in Economics (18 s.h.)

    Courses Offered
    • ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics
      ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    • ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics
      ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 s.h.

      Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    • ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis
      ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    • ECON3200Public Finance
      ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

      An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ECON3220Economics of Sports
      ECON3220 Economics of Sports - 3 s.h.

      An application of economic theory to the business of sports. Areas include labor economics, public finance, and the theory of the firm. Prerequisite: ECON1320 and either two MATH courses or MATH1360.

    • ECON3320Money and Banking
      ECON3320 Money and Banking - 3 s.h.

      A study of monetary institutions, monetary theory and policy implications, and the principles of our banking system. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON1300Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis ECON3200Public Finance ECON3220Economics of Sports ECON3320Money and Banking
    Course Descriptions
    ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship, ELO5 Social Science - Innovation

    ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 s.h.

    Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

    ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    ECON3200 Public Finance - 3 s.h.

    An examination of the taxation policies and expenditure programs of the public sector. Related topics include public goods, income distribution, and public choice theory. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace. Offered odd years Spring. +This course is only offered every other year.

    ECON3220 Economics of Sports - 3 s.h.

    An application of economic theory to the business of sports. Areas include labor economics, public finance, and the theory of the firm. Prerequisite: ECON1320 and either two MATH courses or MATH1360.

    ECON3320 Money and Banking - 3 s.h.

    A study of monetary institutions, monetary theory and policy implications, and the principles of our banking system. Prerequisite: ECON1320. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.

  • Data Science for Economics Certificate

    Students wishing to earn the Data Analytics for Economics certificate must complete the following 18 credit hours with Graceland University.

    Courses Offered
    • CSIT1100Principles of Computing
      CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    • DSCI1500Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics
      DSCI1500 Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the basic methods of analysis in Data Science and Data Analytics. This course introduces students to the basic statistical methods, coding applications, problem solving, and data integrity issues common to the field.

    • DSCI4700Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates
      DSCI4700 Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates - 3 s.h.

      The course covers the basic aspects of a complete data analytics project. Students will use data sets obtained from community partners. Students will work in teams with each team producing a problem definition in conjunction with the client, conducting the proposed analysis directed at providing insight into the problem, and disseminating the results of the analysis in written and oral form.

    • ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis
      ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

      An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    • ECON3220Economics of Sports
      ECON3220 Economics of Sports - 3 s.h.

      An application of economic theory to the business of sports. Areas include labor economics, public finance, and the theory of the firm. Prerequisite: ECON1320 and either two MATH courses or MATH1360.

    • ECON3430Managerial Economics
      ECON3430 Managerial Economics - 3 s.h.

      Considers the business enterprise as an economic and social institution. Particular attention is given to the theory of the firm and the application of the theory in problem-solving. Prerequisites: MATH1360 and ECON3350. +This course is only offered every other year.

    CSIT1100Principles of Computing DSCI1500Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics DSCI4700Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates ECON2100Introductory Economic Data Analysis ECON3220Economics of Sports ECON3430Managerial Economics
    Course Descriptions
    CSIT1100 Principles of Computing - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation

    DSCI1500 Beginning Data Science and Data Analytics - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the basic methods of analysis in Data Science and Data Analytics. This course introduces students to the basic statistical methods, coding applications, problem solving, and data integrity issues common to the field.

    DSCI4700 Capstone for Data Analytics Certificates - 3 s.h.

    The course covers the basic aspects of a complete data analytics project. Students will use data sets obtained from community partners. Students will work in teams with each team producing a problem definition in conjunction with the client, conducting the proposed analysis directed at providing insight into the problem, and disseminating the results of the analysis in written and oral form.

    ECON2100 Introductory Economic Data Analysis - 3 s.h.

    An introduction to economic data and statistical techniques commonly applied in business settings. Topics include understanding the basics of data interpretation, manipulation, and visualization. Students will learn how to carry out and interpret basic linear regression and other methods of statistical analysis in Excel.

    ECON3220 Economics of Sports - 3 s.h.

    An application of economic theory to the business of sports. Areas include labor economics, public finance, and the theory of the firm. Prerequisite: ECON1320 and either two MATH courses or MATH1360.

    ECON3430 Managerial Economics - 3 s.h.

    Considers the business enterprise as an economic and social institution. Particular attention is given to the theory of the firm and the application of the theory in problem-solving. Prerequisites: MATH1360 and ECON3350. +This course is only offered every other year.

Exceptional Finance Major Faculty

Why Choose a Degree in Finance at Graceland?

Graceland’s finance major is designed to complement other business-related majors, allowing for seamless double or even triple majors that deliver a greater degree of specialization and preparation for the most popular jobs in the modern business world. The finance major program’s curriculum is built on the founding principle of preparing students to be socially aware and ready to launch careers that will make the world a better place.

We’ll provide you with opportunities to hone your skills by participating in the Graceland University Investment Club. The collaborative environment at Graceland offers students close working relationships with their peers and professors, enhanced by a highly engaged alumni base offering access to and ability to build a strong professional network.

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Career Growth Ahead

Graceland’s finance major is built on coursework in finance, economics, mathematics, and accounting that will provide you with strong quantitative, critical, and analytical thinking skills required to be successful in this industry. A Finance major from Graceland University can help to prepare you for these careers:

  • Credit Analyst
  • Securities Trader
  • Financial Analyst
  • Risk Specialist
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Actuary

               …and many other exciting fields.

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Tuition & Aid

99% of students on the Lamoni campus receive financial aid.

As you consider college, you want a simple, easy-to-understand formula designed to ensure that the one-of-a-kind Graceland Experience is within reach for your family. Undergraduate tuition includes our unique Transformational Leadership major, and we offer generous financial aid and scholarships to all of our students, making Graceland as affordable, if not moreso, than most public universities.

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