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Business Administration, BBA, Finance Concentration

Finance is where numbers and ideas meet to drive a company's profitability. Studying finance empowers you to take charge of your own finances, too. At Whitworth, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to apply a skill set in finance across business disciplines.

Why study finance at Whitworth?

  • Work closely with faculty-mentors who can help you gain valuable experience through competitive internships, consulting projects and service-learning.
  • Gain real-world investing experience in the Whitworth Student Investment Group.
  • Develop friendships and prepare for your career through participation in the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge team.
  • Participate in mock interviews with members of the local business community to prepare you for landing your first job.
  • Use computer models such as FORAD to learn what it takes to manage a multinational company.
  • Hone your leadership skills by presenting to Whitworth trustees and the business advisory board.
  • Connect your faith or worldview to your studies by working through ethical issues related to finance, such as how to be a good steward of resources and how to navigate tricky financial situations.
  • Become who you're meant to be.

Our finance grads make a difference (and get jobs)

Finance graduates are prepared for positions at for-profit companies, nonprofits, hedge funds and everywhere in between.

Recent job placements include:

  • Andrew Shaw, corporate development business analyst, PACCAR, Bellevue, Wash.
  • Joseph Schwalbach, research associate, Fisher Investments, Camas, Wash.
  • Teagan Brown, BI Solutions Architect, Washington Trust Bank, Spokane

We also are proud to have some stellar Whitworth women working in finance:

  • Tori Roberts, portfolio evaluation analyst, Fisher Investments, Vancouver, Wash.
  • Annika Westre, associate advisor, Brighton Jones, Seattle
  • Sam Spencer, CAIA investment officer, State of Oregon Treasury, Portland

Opportunities outside the classroom

  • Participate in our Women in Finance club activities and build community, experience and valuable skills simultaneously.
  • Network with the business community through job fairs and mock interviews.
  • Study abroad with Whitworth business faculty and leaders.
  • Gain experience through internships and service-learning projects.

Step up with the Whitworth MBA

Whitworth offers an accelerated master of business administration option to undergraduates through our Step Up program. This program allows you to begin working on your Whitworth MBA as an undergrad and complete the program in one to two years after earning your undergraduate degree. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our MBA director.

Ask our faculty

Ask Duff

Clinical Assistant Professor Duff Bergquist specializes in finance, investment banking and trading.

What related majors can I explore?