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.
- In the past few years, finance students have accepted positions with companies such as Edward Jones, Lake City Bank, the Indiana State Department of Financial Institutions, and JP Morgan Chase.
- Over the past five years, 72 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 $94,000 and over 7,600 hours of service to various nonprofit organizations.
- Jared Allen ’13 completed a summer internship with Edward Jones in Havre de Grace, Maryland where his work focused on financial planning and investing. After graduating he was offered a full-time position with the same company as a financial advisor.
- Brittany Shuler ’14 (Finance) worked as an intern during the summer of 2013 for the Mainstreet Property Group in Carmel, Indiana. Brittany pursued this internship to get her foot in the door, and it paid off. The company offered her a job as a financial analyst working with the CFO and the Executive Vice President.
- 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.