The faculty of the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College spends a lot of time working with employers and internship sites to determine the exact skills, knowledge and characteristics they are seeking in job candidates. The Finance program gives you the skills employers value most highly. You will finish as a resourceful, quantitative problem-solver who will bring the capacity for positive change to your workplace-or with the ability to pursue your own entrepreneurial plans-in such sectors as brokerage, management analysis and insurance.
By the time you complete the academic and internship requirements for your BS Finance degree, you will be able to:
- Synthesize concepts from multiple business disciplines to address novel, systems-level business situations.
- Analyze and evaluate evidence and appraise alternative viewpoints.
- Apply business theories and concepts to practical problems.
- Use written, oral and nonverbal messages to convey ideas, information and intentions effectively in the business environment.
- Leverage digital tools to support successful business decision-making, organizational communication, business operations, and customer relations.
- Use team skills such as leadership, followership and human relations to promote organizational effectiveness and contribute meaningfully to team projects.
- Diagnose communication issues and evaluate business environments in multinational and multicultural case settings and propose appropriate solutions.
- Use analytic and quantitative techniques to understand data, make sound inferences, and make well-supported decisions.
- Participate in community-based projects that make a difference in the civic life of our communities and reflect on the ethical and societal implications of such activities for corporations.
- Use multiple approaches to generate alternative innovative organizational change strategies.
- Develop a personal code of values and ethics that includes, among other things, a commitment to understanding themselves and others.
- Diagnose their own learning needs and formulate goals and strategies to seek knowledge from multiple sources.
- Observe and interpret financial markets to uncover potential opportunities that others may miss.
- Apply best practices in financial management to make plans, organize projects, monitor outcomes, and provide financial leadership.
- Apply best practices to create, evaluate and rebalance financial portfolios to achieve investment outcomes.