Finance

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

In the bachelor's degree program in Finance at Louisiana State University Shreveport, we'll help you prepare to tackle the CFA, CFP, and real estate or insurance licensure exams for the state of Louisiana.

Earn a top finance degree from LSUS’ AACSB-accredited program. As a finance major at LSUS, you’ll learn the techniques managers use to make and evaluate all levels of organizational decisions. From risk and return relationships to international finance, this diverse major will prepare you to head confidently into your career.  

Why LSUS’ finance degree program? 

LSUS’ AACSB accreditation puts our business programs in the top five percent of business schools in the world. What does this mean for you? As a finance major at LSUS, you’ll be guided and encouraged by some of the best professors in the area. LSUS finance professors work hard to make sure your courses are innovative and forward-thinking. You’ll also learn about today’s leading topics, such as international finance, how technology impacts the profession, security and more. 

Experiential learning to prepare for real-world careers 

Our location in Shreveport, Louisiana, provides an abundance of opportunities for networking, internships and full-time positions following graduation. Not only do we have professional connections in the community, but many alumni have gone on to work at nationally-recognized organizations such as: 

  • Capital One 
  • Cyber Innovation Center 
  • State legislator 
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 
  • KPMG 
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Explore the Finance Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

Finance professionals provide a crucial foundation for all types of businesses and organizations. See how LSUS’ finance degree will prepare you for your career.  

Hands-on experience 

As a finance major, you could have the chance to intern with well-known organizations throughout Louisiana. Although not a requirement, internships often lead to employment. The Economics & Finance Department will often host networking events to connect you with area professionals.  

Student life 

Among LSUS’ 70+ student clubs and organizations, the Student Finance Association is a great outlet to build your résumé and make connections.  

Set up for success 

As a finance major at LSUS, you’ll be equipped to pursue jobs in a variety of industries. You can take courses on real estate investing, the principals of life insurance, financial planning and more. You’ll also work closely with top faculty with extensive research and professional experience in the world of finance.  

Financial aid for finance majors 

More than $12.4 million in scholarship money is awarded to LSUS students each year. Take some time to explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for.

Finance General

Finance Concentration

Finance teaches the techniques that managers use to make and evaluate all types of organizational decisions. In addition to careers in corporate finance, investments, and banking, this major allows students to prepare for a wide range of organizational activities.

Financial Analysis

Finance Concentration

The Financial Analysis concentration allows students interested in utilizing their quantitative skills to prepare for careers such as Security Analyst, Comptroller/Treasurer, and Research, or for graduate study.

This program concentration is also available 100% online. Learn more about the Online Financial Analysis.

Financial Planning

Finance Concentration

The Financial Planning concentration allows students interested in seeking to develop skills in financial planning, preparing to sit for the Certified Financial Planner exam, or entering graduate studies.

Insurance

Finance Concentration

The Insurance concentration is designed to introduce the student to careers in Insurance Sales and Underwriting.

This program concentration is also available 100% online. Learn more about the Online Insurance Concentration.

Real Estate

Finance Concentration

The Real Estate concentration is designed to introduce the student to careers in Commercial and Residential Real Estate.

This program concentration is also available 100% online. Learn more about the Online Real Estate concentration.

LSUS allowed me the ability to continue to work while I was getting a degree. I was given the right foundation to understand the unique business activities I encountered working in the U.S. and abroad.”
Craig Spohn
Executive Director/President at the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC)
Where Can an Finance Degree from LSUS Take You?

Both traditional and pioneering fields of finance remain some of the most secure career paths. As a finance major at LSUS, you’ll be prepared for a finance career in: 

  • Human resources 
  • Healthcare 
  • Hospitality 
  • Real estate 
  • Insurance 
  • Banking 
  • Research 

 You’ll also be able to add a second major to enhance your studies: 

  • Management & Administration 
  • Marketing 

Learn more about your concentration requirements. 

Thinking about a finance degree? Here are a few other bachelor’s degree programs at LSUS you might be interested in exploring.  

Finance Faculty

Douglas Bible, PhD

Department Chair
Office: Business Education, Room 339C
Phone: 318-797-5020
douglas.bible@lsus.edu
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Daewoung "Joey" Choi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 309
Phone: 318-797-5106
joey.choi@lsus.edu
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Fadi Fawaz, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office:
Phone: 318-797-5241
fadi.fawaz@lsus.edu
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Chengho Hsieh, PhD

Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 320
Phone: 318-797-5015
chengho.hsieh@lsus.edu
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Neal Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office:
Phone: 318-797-5241
neal.johnson@lsus.edu
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Sung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Education Room 325
Phone: 318-797-5026
sung.kim@lsus.edu
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Harvey Rubin, PhD

Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 306
Phone: 318-797-5018
harvey.rubin@lsus.edu
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Timothy Shaughnessy, PhD

Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 308
Phone: 318-797-5334
timothy.shaughnessy@lsus.edu
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Han Shi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 326
Phone: 318-797-5176
han.shi@lsus.edu
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Timothy Vines, PhD

Associate Professor
Office: Business Education, Room 307
Phone: 318-797-5013
timothy.vines@lsus.edu
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Douglas White, MA

Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research
Office: Business Education, Room 101
Phone: 318-797-5146
douglas.white@lsus.edu
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