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Department of Finance

Important Contacts

Department Chair - Angela Morgan, Ph.D

Advising & Registration - Janet Bean, Dan McGee or Lorenza Ross

Honors Advisor - Jack Wolf, Ph.D

Finance Club Advisor - John Alexander, Ph.D

Wall St. South Advisor - Kerri McMillan, CFA

Bachelor of Science in Financial Management

The Department of Finance offers a Bachelor of Science in financial management to more than 400 students each year. We also offer a minor in finance to approximately 250 students each year.

Finance deals with the planning and management of monetary resources in relation to current or future goals and objectives. Students learn how to measure, forecast and control the financial activities of the organization. The financial management degree provides students with finance and business expertise and contributes to their proficiency in analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

View more information on emphasis areas in financial management.

Employment and Graduate School Opportunities

Our students are highly recruited within the Southeast region. Our national reputation continues to grow and allows us to assist students seeking employment outside of the Southeast as well. Recent employers have included: Bank of America, Fluor, Milliken, Northwestern Finance, SunTrust, TD Bank, Vanguard and Wells Fargo among many others. We also have many students go on to graduate programs in business, medicine or law.

Declaring a Financial Management Major

To enter the bachelor's program, students must complete the 30 credit hours outlined in the freshman pre-business curriculum with a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or better. Students follow the curriculum catalog requirements effective for the year they enter the financial management major.

Other Student Resources

  • Minor in Financial Management

    A minor in Financial Management requires FIN 3050, 3070, 3080 3120; and either FIN 3060 or 3110.

    Please note that both FIN 3060 and 3110 have prerequisites for ACCT 2010 and a statistics course. See course descriptions for courses that currently fulfill the statistics requirement. Additionally, these statistics courses may have prerequisites of their own. All of the other FIN courses required for the minor require either FIN 3060 or 3110 with a C or better as a prerequisite.

  • Internships

    Summer internships are a great opportunity to gain knowledge of the field and often lead to job offers with that firm. Internship opportunities are posted through the Michelin Career Center.

    Finance majors and minors can complete summer internships for credit by signing up for one to three credit hours of FIN 3990 in the summer. These internships must be full-time positions that last at least six weeks and involve in-depth finance responsibilities. Students apply to the course coordinator for pre-approval of their internship, complete detailed logs, and write a paper on their experience. For more information, contact John Alexander.

  • Tutoring/Reviews

    Free student-led finance review sessions and tutoring are available in the Trading Room Monday through Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. These sessions typically focus on Financial Management I (3110) and Corporate Finance (3060).

  • Creative Inquiry

    Creative Inquiry (CI) classes are team-based, instructor-led investigative opportunities that are unique to Clemson University. All Finance CIs are listed as FIN 4980 and range from 1-4 credit hours depending on length of commitment and student curriculum needs. Offerings will vary by semester/year, and commitments range from one semester to a full academic year.

    The Department of Finance currently offers eight different CI experiences to students! Topics cover various areas within Finance, including different certification exam preparation, real estate valuation and investing.

    See Finance Creative Inquiry Offerings for more information.

  • Student Organizations

    Find more information about student organizations and student advisory boards within the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, including The Finance Club, Wall Street South, Real Estate Club and Clemson Financial Planning Association. More opportunities and organizations can also be found on

  • Kaplan CFP Review Scholarship

    Gain the confidence that comes with being fully prepared!

    Clemson University has partnered with Kaplan Financial Education to honor one scholarship toward CFP® certification exam review! In addition to this annual scholarship, Clemson students are eligible to enroll at an exclusive discount.

    The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student with a degree in Financial Management, with an emphasis on Financial Planning. Requirements and details about the scholarship are announced in the Financial Planning Capstone course early in the spring – giving students plenty of time to apply.

    Contact Josh Harris for more information about the scholarship.

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    Important Note Regarding the Scholarship:

    • You must currently be a student at Clemson University.
    • The scholarship must be redeemed within 3 exam cycles.
    • You must be graduating with a B.S. in Financial Management.

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  • Student Awards

    Each year, the Finance Department honors students who show academic achievement, strong character, leadership skills and community involvement. Students are awarded during the Spring Honors & Award Ceremony hosted by the college.

    View Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business awards by department.

Important Contacts

Department Chair - Angela Morgan, Ph.D

Advising & Registration - Janet Bean, Dan McGee or Lorenza Ross

Honors Advisor - Jack Wolf, Ph.D

Finance Club Advisor - John Alexander, Ph.D

Wall St. South Advisor - Kerri McMillan, CFA

Department of Finance
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