Finance involves obtaining, investing and managing financial resources for individuals and organizations. You’ll build upon a solid foundation of liberal arts and general business knowledge by focusing on two main interrelated areas: investments and corporate finance.

Investments delve into portfolio management basics, diversification, and the risks and return trade-off. Corporate finance covers the role of the financial manager and deals with capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital decisions in non-financial firms.

You’ll benefit from small classes taught by faculty, who will advise on directed studies, internships and study abroad programs.

Hands On

Participate in the Berry Investment Group for real-world experience in investment and portfolio management. Find opportunities to work in Berry’s office of accounting and finance and in Berry College Student Enterprises. Prepare tax returns for the public as an IRS-certified student volunteer through our partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Business FACULTY

Dr. Joyce Heames
Campbell School of Business Dean
Dr. Joyce Heames

With more than 25 years as a trainer, teacher, facilitator and college administrator, Dr. Heames teaches on a variety of topics, from corporate social responsibility to human resource management to talent acquisition. She is a widely published scholar whose primary research focus is the dynamics of counterproductive behavior.

Impressive Facilities

Evidence of Berry’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is found across campus—from the 16 student-managed enterprises to the HackBerry Lab, the makerspace where students of any major bring bold ideas to life.

Finance Courses

FIN 301
Principles of Finance

This survey course will introduce you to theory and quantitative techniques essential for financial decision-making within a corporation. You’ll review financial-ratio analysis, the time value of money, valuation, the cost of capital, cash-flow estimation and analysis, and capital-budgeting techniques.

FIN 410
Portfolio Management/Investment Analysis

Managing a portfolio requires strong research and analytical skills to make sound investment decisions for a fund or group of funds. You’ll learn the creation, management and evaluation of portfolios, and you’ll examine stocks, bonds, and derivative securities individually and as part of a portfolio.

FIN 420 I
Models and Cases in Managerial Finance

Deepen your knowledge of financial concepts and theories through this case-study course. You’ll dive into issues and discussions related to corporations, covering these topics: finance, long-term financing, cost of capital, project evaluations, firm valuation, acquisitions and takeovers, multi-national capital budgeting, derivatives, currency risk management, economic value added and working capital management.

Finance LIVES

Jessica Gross

A double major in finance and business management, Jessica Gross '17 honed her management skills as a member of Berry’s Leadership Fellows, Student Government Association and several honor societies. She also completed three internships, including one in Germany and another with the Seattle branch of BlackRock—which led to her being hired as a hedge fund solutions team analyst at BlackRock’s New York office.

Jessica Gross

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