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 David A. Thompson Professor of Applied Investments, the IIANC Distinguished Professor and the L. M. (Bud) Baker, Jr. Professor.

Latest News

Finance & Banking/Financial Services Networking Event

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.Location: Parker Poe, Three Wells Fargo Center, 401 South Tryon St., 30th floor, Charlotte, NC&nbs...

2018 Finance, Banking & Insurance Advisory Board Group Mentoring Program

Now accepting applications through November 30, 2017.All students interested in a career in finance are encouraged to apply.View the flyer to learn mo...

Finance alumnus earns community involvement award

Finance & Banking and Risk Management & Insurance alumnus Matt Vincent has earned the 2017 Wade Brown Award for ...

Organizations and Clubs

The Department houses three student organizations:

Career Information

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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.

More information can be found on our  Careers and Internships page.