The primary objective of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance is to develop leaders for the business, government, and educational communities and to assist them in making contributions to society. This objective is obtained in two ways.
First, students are provided with the theoretical concepts needed to understand and dissect business problems. Second, the faculty provide students with practical applications needed for financial analysis in their given areas of study.
The Department of Finance Banking and Insurance offers two majors which lead to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree: 1) Finance & Banking, and 2) Risk Management & Insurance.
In addition to practical applications in the classroom, we encourage students to intern off-campus. Internships allow students to gain valuable practical business experience while still in college.
The Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance houses the North Carolina Bankers Association Professor, the Alfred T. Adams Distinguished Chair of Banking, the Richard S. Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, the Joseph F. Freeman Distinguished Professorship of Insurance, The IIANC Distinguished Professor and the L. M. (Bud) Baker, Jr. Professor.
Organizations and Clubs
The Department houses three student organizations:
- The Finance Student Association
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Hobbs
- Gamma Iota Sigma
Advisor: Dr. Karen Epermanis
- The Bowden Investment Group
- Advisor: Dr. Delbert Goff
A variety of internship opportunities are available to students enrolled in the Walker College of Business. Interning can be very beneficial to your career. Students are responsible for contacting employers and securing the internship, with advisement from faculty.
3075 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-4030
Finance & Banking Internships:
Dr. Chris McNeil
Room 3059 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-6243
Risk Management Internships:
Dr. Karen Epermanis
Room 3054 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-6187