Finance Program Learning Outcomes

Through practical experience and expert guidance, students in Champlain's Finance program develop the skills, techniques, and competencies to succeed in a finance career.

By the time you complete the academic and internship requirements for your Bachelor of Science in Finance degree, you will be able to:

  • observe and interpret financial markets to uncover potential opportunities;
  • 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;
  • develop and apply financial models and use datasets to make financial decisions;
  • 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 yourself and others; and
  • diagnose your own learning needs and formulate goals and strategies to seek knowledge from multiple sources.