Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business



Program Opportunities

  • Major in Finance


Many accounting students choose to add a finance major to their programs of study, providing additional breadth to their educations and more career flexibility for the future.  Finance students learn about topics such as corporate finance and investment management, and they graduate well prepared to become financial analysts and financial advisors.

Program Highlights

  • In the past few years, finance students have accepted positions with companies such as Edward Jones, Lake City Bank, and the Indiana State Department of Financial Institutions.
  • Over the past five years, 76 percent of students completing the senior survey reported having had at least one internship experience.
  • In the capstone course Case Studies in Business, required of all majors in the College, students organize and operate a business for a semester and then donate their earnings to a nonprofit of their choosing. Manchester business students have donated more than $99,600 and over 8,600 hours of service to various nonprofit organizations.

Successful Graduates

  • Brittany Thomas ’15, a double major in finance and business management, accepted a position with Sturgis Bank & Trust in Sturgis, MI.
  • Riley Bannon 16 accepted a full-time position as an administrative support analyst with Batteries + Bulbs in North Manchester, IN, after completing a successful internship with the company.
  • Nick Thomas ’17 served as part of the Executive Cabinet for the College of Business Club and accepted a position as an account payable specialist at Ashley Furniture Home Stores in Fort Wayne.
College Factual Finance

Ranked #1 Finance Program in Indiana by College Factual