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Financial Planning Concentration

Managerial Finance Concentration

Banking and Financial Services Minor

Personal Finance Minor

Financial Literacy Certificate

General Finance or Banking and Financial Services

Degree Concentrations

  • B.B.A. in Finance, Financial Planning concentration
  • B.B.A. in Finance, Managerial Finance concentration
  • B.B.A. in Finance, General Finance or Banking and Financial Services
  • Minor in Banking and Financial Services
  • Minor in Personal Finance
  • Certificate in Financial Literacy

Who Would be Interested in Finance?

Students who are successful in finance:

  • Enjoy working with numbers.
  • Have great attention to detail, one mistake could cost a company millions of dollars.
  • Think analytically and are able to evaluate different options, weighing costs and benefits.
  • Are excited by the prospect of being responsible for millions/billions of dollars.

Why Finance?

All EKU School of Business degree programs, including Finance, are accredited by AACSB International.

The Managerial Finance Option should be selected by finance majors interested in obtaining the Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designation. This certification is jointly sponsored by the Financial Management Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. Eastern's Managerial Finance program is one of the few programs nationwide aimed at preparing students for the CFM examination. It combines four advanced courses in managerial accounting with four advanced courses in managerial finance to prepare students for positions in managing financial assets and liabilities.

Rewarding Career Opportunities

Career possibilities in Managerial Finance: Demand for business graduates with CFM certification is strong and growing, both nationwide and in the Bluegrass region. Entry level positions are typically in:

  • Cash
  • Financial securities
  • Business debt management

Career paths lead to upper level management. For more information about the CFM designation, visit the Institute of Management Accountants website at

Students graduating with a degree in Financial Planning are employed in diverse fields such as:

  • Financial security brokerage
  • Bank management
  • Credit counseling
  • Securities analyst
  • Investment banking
  • Corporate management

In May 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a $91,220 mean annual wage for financial planners.

Robert Half International surveys CFOs annually and reports the following typical salary ranges for 2009:

A Closer Look at Finance Occupations
Occupation Average Salary
Rookie Financial Analyst-Smaller Firm $35,000-$50,000
Rookie Financial Analyst-Large Firm $40,000-$50,000
Seasoned Financial Analyst-Smaller Firm $50,000-$65,000
Seasoned Financial Analyst-Large Firm $63,000-$81,000
Tax Manager $92,000-$130,000
Assistant Treasurer $88,000-$113,000
Chief Financial Officer-Big firms $260,000-$390,000
Chief Financial Officer-Smallest firms $95,000-$125,000

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the program?

Students may select Finance upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

Financial Adviser, Merrill Lynch
Global Sourcing at CHS Parts, General Electric
Financial Analyst, Standard Products

How Do I Get More Information?
Contact Dr. Oliver Feltus, AFIS Department Chair

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Each year scholarships are awarded to finance majors with strong academic records.