Discover what you can learn and where a finance concentration can take you.College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International

If you want to make money, you must learn to follow the money. At Stanislaus State, our Finance graduates understand that tenet. Business finance is the three-fold function of determining funds requirements, evaluating and selecting alternate sources of funds, and managing available funds to achieve specified objectives.

Students in a classroom


  • Working with people
  • Teamwork and contributing to a common goal
  • Working with numbers
  • Working independently

icon Learn

  • The role of financial markets and institutions in the economy
  • The effect of interest rates
  • The time-value of money
  • Capital budgeting
  • The use of financial markets
  • To understand and evaluate investment advice from brokers and the press


  • Commercial banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Real estate
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment banking
  • Money management
  • Teaching
  • Consulting
  • Underwriting

iconCareer Opportunities

  • E.& J. Gallo Winery
  • Foster Farms
  • American Ag Credit
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Wells Fargo
  • The Wine Group
  • Yosemite Farm Credit
  • PMZ Real Estate
  • G3 Enterprises
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Foster & Parker Insurance

icon Degrees and Programs

  • ​Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations available in:
    - Accounting
    - Computer Information Systems
    - Finance
    - General Business
    - Management
       • Human Resources Track
       • International Business Track
       • Strategy/Entrepreneurship Track
    - Operations Management
    - Marketing
  • Minor in Business Administration

Finance Student

"A concentration in finance has given me the analytical skills that I will need to benefit any business — large or small — in my future career. It has also provided me with the option to go into many different career fields."

Jesmeen Virk
Finance Student