Finance

Finance majors at Davis & Elkins College can expect multiple opportunities in the job market. 

Upon graduation they can expect to apply for the following types of positions: financial manager, financial analyst, personal finance adviser, securities, commodities, and financial services sales agent, loan officer and more.

Davis & Elkins College Finance majors can expect that services provided by financial managers, such as planning, directing, and coordinating investments, will continue to be in demand as the economy grows. The United States remains an international financial center, meaning that the economic growth of countries around the world will likely contribute to employment growth in the U.S. financial industry.

Employment of self-employed financial managers is expected to grow at 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Career Outlook

Candidates with expertise in accounting and finance—particularly those with a master’s degree or certification—should enjoy the best job prospects. An understanding of international finance and complex financial documents is important.

Internships

Internships provide opportunities for Business and Entrepreneurship students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom while making meaningful contributions to the organization for which they work.

D&E’s Division of Business and Entrepreneurship is very supportive of student internships. Students learn of internships through announcements from the College’s Office of Career Services & Student Employment, and the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. Students also find internship opportunities on their own through family and friends, professional acquaintances, and internet sources.

Students may participate in internships throughout any semester, though most are completed during the summer, typically for 10 weeks. Interns work with the Director of Career Services & Student Employment to develop an internship proposal. In addition to the work on the job, interns write a reflective journal and complete either a research or experience paper. All divisional internships involve some research in the literature of the field in which the internship takes place.

Independent Studies
Independent studies allow students to study topics that are not part of the regular curriculum. Independent studies require students work closely with a faculty member in the area in which the independent study is to be done.

Independent Studies

Independent studies allow students to study topics that are not part of the regular curriculum. Independent studies require students work closely with a faculty member in the area in which the independent study is to be done.

Student Employment

Student work-study positions are available. Contact D&E’s Student Employment Director for further information.

Accreditation

IACBE LogoDavis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.A. Click here for a listing of programs accredited by the IACBE. Click here to view Public Disclosure of Student Achievement 2018-19.

Building

Facilities

Almost all required business and economics courses are taught in the Eshleman Science Center.

Naturally, numerous local, regional, national, and international business facilities are available for business majors to complete their required internships and practica.

Department Directory

Michael Bell

Adjunct Professor in Business

Paul Binns

Adjunct Professor in Business

Robert Burns

Adjunct Faculty, Business
Carol Carter

Carol Carter

Chair, Division of Business and Entrepreneurship; Professor of Business
Lisa Daniels-Smith

Lisa Daniels-Smith

Assistant Professor of Acccounting

Mark Douglas

Instructor of Outdoor Recreation

Priscilla Gay

Adjunct Faculty, Business

Alexandros Sivvopoulos

Assistant Professor of Economics

Cary Sponaugle

Adjunct Faculty, Business

Elizabeth Teets

Adjunct Faculty, Business

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