Mission

Every enterprise decision produces financial effects. This fact forms the core vision of the finance major, dedicated to examining analysis methods, financial instruments, institutions, and theories. The student of finance prepares himself or herself by development of a set of applied methods for examining and evaluating investment projects, financing projects, and owner preferences for handling earnings. Students pursue an integrated degree with courses in business, law, economics, statistics, ethics, and strategy. The liberal arts core helps to produce a well-rounded professional, ready to navigate the dynamic global marketplace.

Within the area of Finance, courses provide a knowledge of Business, national, and international finance, which are essential to the operation of our modern dynamic economic system. Courses in this area cover the scope and methodology of financial instruments and institutions.

Aims

Within the area of finance, courses provide knowledge of business, national, and international finance, which is essential to the operation of our modern, dynamic economic system. Courses in this area cover the scope and methodology of financial instruments and institutions. In addition to the required courses, students may take elective courses in a wide variety of areas including the humanities and physical and social sciences in order to provide a sound liberal arts foundation.

Assessment Learning Goals

The faculty of the department of business shall achieve all department goals in a manner that will promote the teachings of the Catholic Church and comports with the University mission:

  • To provide an understanding of the influence and impact of government policy changes to economic variables and the interpretation of economic indicators.
  • To provide an understanding of basic accounting principles that will enable students to interpret basic financial statements.
  • To develop critical thinking skills that will enable students to contribute to organizational success.

Specific program goals (All will include the general department goals): The student should be able to understand:

  1. The role of financial markets and institutions in the economic system
  2. How to apply tools and techniques for financia
Academic Catalog

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Beyond the Classroom
Christian Students in Free Enterprise

The student business club aims at developing the Christian life in the world of business. The organization will carry out its mission—the promotion of the free enterprise system alongside Christian moral principles—through Project Bootstraps and other collaborations designed to help local businesses succeed, and with fundraising effort the AIM Pregnancy Center, the Urban Mission, and Just $1 for Africa Campaign.

Accreditation
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The Department of Accounting, Business Administration and Economics at Franciscan University of Steubenville 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, USA. For a list of accredited programs click here. 

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Department Faculty
Dr. Gilligan

Dr. Carrie Gilligan

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Kelly

Dr. Thomas Kelly

Associate Professor
Department Chair

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Prof. Alyssa Kerker

Instructor

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Professor Albert Macre

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Cory Maloney

Dr. Cory Maloney

Associate Professor
Dean

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Professor Jeffrey Rankin

Professor Jeffrey Rankin

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Scarpone

Prof. Brian J. Scarpone

Instructor

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Dr. Michael Welker

Dr. Michael Welker

Professor

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Professor Thomas Wilson

Professor Thomas Wilson

Associate Professor

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Dr. Zoric

Professor Joseph Zoric

Associate Professor
Program Chair
Director

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