Finance Degree

Earn your degree in finance from one of the most innovative Christian colleges in Texas. Our finance major is well-known for producing quality financial analysts and planners, and our emphasis on investment planning has helped our graduates land internships and jobs at some of the most elite financial institutions in Texas.

The finance degree at HSU trains you in the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to be effective in the financial industry, from how to value assets and manage a portfolio to tackling complex mergers and acquisitions. Graduates are prepared to enjoy lucrative careers in financial planning and analysis for individual and business clients, and many go on to pursue MBAs within a few months of graduation.

Create New Opportunities With a Minor in Wealth Management

In response to growing demand for financial managers and planners, HSU now offers a minor in wealth management for finance students. Our faculty have found that employers are increasingly seeking candidates with professional certification in investments in addition to an academic background in finance.

Adding the wealth management minor to your finance degree allows you to graduate with a Level I certification as a financial analyst, making you much more competitive for financial planning jobs. The program offers internship opportunities and enjoys support from the Texas Bankers Association and chief personnel at First Financial Trust.

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Fei Gao-Associate Professor of Finance

Dr. Fei Gao

Associate Professor of Finance

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Why Earn Your Finance Degree at Hardin-Simmons?

Experienced Faculty

At Hardin-Simmons University, we believe in approaching modern financial education with respect for tradition and a nose for innovation. This marriage of the old and the new is reflected in the background of our faculty, who boast a diverse background in both research and real-world experience in the financial sector.

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Internship Opportunities

HSU is well-regarded amongst financial industry circles in Texas, and our network allows us to connect majors in finance with internship opportunities at banks and financial planning firms throughout the state. Past students have participated in internships at Texas Regional Bank and First Financial Trust, among other institutions.

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Community of Faith

At HSU, we work to cultivate a learning environment that acknowledges the crucial role God plays in our pursuits of our passions. When you pursue a finance degree at HSU, our faculty will work with you to ensure that as you deepen your knowledge of finance, your relationship with Christ only grows deeper as well.

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What Can You Do With a Degree in Finance?

Our finance majors develop a solid foundation in the core aspects of finance, from corporate finance to investment banking. Many of our students go on to pursue MBAs, but for those that choose to enter the workforce after graduation, the breadth of our curriculum provides the flexibility to pursue finance degree jobs within any number of specialties.

We’ve had graduates land jobs in banks, in the financial departments of elite corporations, in the investment field and beyond. We’re proud to have HSU represented amongst the staff of some of America’s most visible financial service providers, including First Financial Bank, Advanced Micro Devices, Parkway Advisors, Edward Jones and Merrill Lynch.

Finance Degree Jobs

  • Financial Services Agent
  • Business Development Representative
  • Tax Associate
  • Budget Analyst

Finance Major Salary

Finance majors often enjoy lucrative careers in the financial service industry after graduation. Many go on to pursue their MBAs, but even with just a bachelor’s degree in finance, you can enjoy strong earning potential in a variety of jobs. Here are a few examples of finance major salary potential, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Budget analysts earn an average annual salary of nearly $80,000.
  • Tax associates earn an average of roughly $74,000 per year.
  • Financial advisors earn nearly $90,000 a year on average,
  • Financial analysts make about $83,000 per year.

Program Details

When you enroll at Hardin-Simmons University, you can count on receiving a quality education at an institution that’s devoted to affordability and helping you strengthen your relationship with Christ through your studies. While there are no scholarships specific to our major in finance, you may be eligible to apply for a variety of HSU scholarships and other types of financial aid. Visit our scholarships page to learn more.

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