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Finance

Finance focuses on the ways individuals, businesses, and governments raise and allocate monetary resources among various investment opportunities.  Students who major in finance develop the financial decision-making skills needed for valuing securities and derivatives, managing portfolios, assessing and managing risk, understanding financial market behavior, and understanding financial institution operations. 

Students who pursue a B.B.A degree in Finance at the Langdale College of Business Administration receive a rigorous education that prepares them for finance careers in diverse areas ranging from small businesses to large corporations as well as in banks, insurers, and securities businesses. The most popular jobs for finance majors are financial analyst, investment banker, financial advisor, financial manager, insurance brokers and agents, and risk analyst, etc.

Academic Opportunities – Undergraduate

Academic Opportunities – Graduate
The Langdale College of Business offers several traditional and online MBA programs.  Select Langdale College of Business Graduate Programs for more information.

Study Abroad
Business students are encouraged to participate in the numerous study abroad opportunities offered at Valdosta State University, including the Germany and Turkey programs led by Langdale College of Business faculty.  Study abroad scholarships are available for business majors.  Select Langdale College of Business Study Abroad Programs for more information.

Opportunities for Involvement and Leadership
The Langdale College offers opportunities for professional development and networking through our various student organizations.
  • Beta Alpha Psi is a national award-winning honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals.
  • VSU Investment club is a student-managed portfolio that meets weekly during the school year at the Harley-Langdale College of Business Administration. The group consists of students from all majors who are interested in investing, networking, leadership positions and gaining real world experience prior to graduation.

Select Langdale College of Business Student Organizations for information about all Langdale College of Business student organizations.

Scholarships
The Langdale College of Business awards over 65 scholarships to business majors each year.  Current students, may apply through the Financial Aid link in their Banner account by submitting the VSU General Scholarship application.  The annual deadline is March 1st. New freshman should select business or a specific business major when applying to VSU. Select Langdale College of Business Scholarships for more information. 

Internships and Career Opportunities
The Langdale College of Business Career Strategies Center offers services for career development, internships and job search assistance.  Select Langdale College of Business Career Strategies Center for more information.