Finance Major

Finance majors at George Fox study at one of the Pacific Northwest's top Christian schools.

The discipline of finance is at the heart of all businesses. Virtually all business decisions have a financial dimension. Understanding the financial implications of a decision is crucial for effective management and a successful business.

That’s why a degree in finance from George Fox University is so valuable – it gives you the tools you’ll need to be successful in a complex, challenging, and ever-changing business world.

Preparation for a variety of careers in the financial sector

Our 60-semester-hour course of study will give you the necessary management skills required for analyzing and executing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. Graduates of our finance major are prepared for careers in the high-end financial industry, such as corporate financial management, investments, banking, mutual funds, and financial services.

Finance students are also prepared for graduate training in finance or other business areas. They have gone on to earn their MBAs, start their own companies and become successful executives in all sectors of business.

The major’s course of study includes classes in corporate finance, investments, financial analysis and strategy, international trade and finance, and financial markets and institutions.

Faculty mentoring to help you prepare for the CFA exam

One of our finance professors holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is the faculty liaison to the CFA Institute and actively engages with the local CFA society. Among his responsibilities are helping students prepare for the CFA exam and connecting students with professionals in the financial and investment industry.

Request more information about the finance major at George Fox University or schedule a visit to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

Jobs, Internships and Graduate School

George Fox offers a finance major that integrates Christian values.

Employment opportunities in the financial sector are expected to grow faster than average during the next five to 10 years – especially careers in personal finance. A more complex financial environment coupled with an increasing number of baby boomers who need to invest their retirement savings wisely both contribute to this positive outlook. Solid knowledge of financial products and statistical techniques combined with strong relational skills will lead to high employment demand.

  • Financial Representative, Country Financial
  • Finance Manager, Microsoft
  • Accountant, KPMG
  • Account Manager, Standard Insurance
  • VP, Product Line Manager, Nike
  • Partner/Financial Consultant (CFP), Frazier Hunnicutt Financial
  • Manager, Chase Bank
  • Account Executive, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
  • Account Representative, AT&T
  • Staff Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Consultant, Deloitte
  • University of Illinois
  • Oregon State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Paris School of Business
  • City University London
  • The Ohio State University
  • Syracuse University
  • Colorado State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • San Diego State University
  • Federal Reserve Bank (Washington, DC)
  • American Family Insurance
  • Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services
  • Hope International
  • Open Arms International
  • USAID (Ghana)

Student Experiences

Alex OpBroek

“Coming to George Fox I was one of the few honest freshmen – an undecided major. After my business intro class though, I finally found where my passion was. I hesitate to think about what I’d do without the School of Business at George Fox, and I know my future is so much more open because of my involvement here.”

- Alex OpBroek

Luke Thompson

“Perhaps the greatest thing I have received from my education at George Fox is confidence. I am confident that I will know how to handle any type of situation I face later in life and that I will be able to integrate my faith in the world of business.”

- Luke Thompson

Points of Distinction

  • Students will learn about financial management from both a personal and corporate perspective.
  • Small, student-focused classes allow for personal attention from professors.
  • Our faculty are active in their field and have been published in top-tier business journals.
  • Students will be presented with a curriculum that is firmly rooted in business ethics.
  • Students will benefit from the strong financial marketplace connections that are maintained by the College of Business.  

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

National recognition

George Fox has been recognized as a top-tier university by publications like Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

ACBSP accreditation

ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence and what occurs in the classroom.