Economics and Finance

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Economics/Finance is a program designed for students who are interested in a variety of financial careers including jobs as analysts, economists, consultants, sales managers, market researchers and more.

Students in Olivet’s Economics and Finance program will study supply and demand, apply mathematical techniques to research, explain economic relationships and develop forecasts about business cycles, effects of inflations rates, and future trends.


Areas of Focus

Applied Economics 
Corporate Finance
Personal Finance

Professional Certifications

Students have many opportunities to earn certifications to set them apart from other college graduates. With these certifications, they will find many career doors open. Olivet sets the pace among Christian business schools by offering programs approved by National Certification Boards including the Certified Financial Planning Board, the Charter Financial Analyst Board and Bloomberg Analytics.

Full List of Professional Certifications

"I teach our students to use the gifts God has given to each of us to serve and meet the need of our clients." - Doug Nielsen, M.B.A., Econ/Finance Professor
By the Numbers
$750,000+
student-managed investment funds
96%
career placement rate
#1
CFP program in Illinois
71%
CFP pass rate at ONU
65%
CFP National Average Pass Rate

Professional Competitions & Activities

The Economics/Finance degree allows students to compete in:

  • CFP Intercollegiate Competition through the SMIF Consortium Competition held every October.
  • CFA Research Challenge, submitting a corporate analysis of select companies.
  • College Fed Challenge a competition designed to bring real-world economics of monetary policy makers by analyzing the economy.

The Investment Club also meets weekly to pick stocks to sell or purchase for its portfolio of over $600,000 of actual funds.

Professional Competitions & Activities

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