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Bachelor of Science in Finance

We hire highly-qualified faculty who not only know the ins and outs of the profession you seek, but who truly wish to see you succeed individually. And we make sure you leave SNU prepared for a great job in finance. That’s why we can encourage you to not just dream, but to dream with confidence. WITH

Finance Programs

The SNU Finance program is part of our School of Business which is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accreditation is a seal of quality recognized by universities and businesses in more than 55 countries. In addition to a normal core of business classes, we focus on distinctive characteristics to make your SNU finance degree a step above the rest. Our first emphasis on an ethics distinctive begins in our gateway course, Ethics and Business Principles and is pulled through the entire curriculum, completed with the capstone course, Business Policy.

The emphasis on ethics is a theme for decision-making and analysis not just in your courses at SNU but also as you enter the workforce. Our second distinctive is in service. While studying at SNU, you will be encouraged to hone in on your serving skills through a variety of opportunities. Perhaps you will join Angel Tree, volunteering year round as you encourage children and families of incarcerated parents with support, mentoring, and educational help.

Opportunities for Growth

At SNU, we know your education needs to extend beyond the classroom. That’s why we work hard to develop extracurricular programs to further your education. Learn through a unique internship catered to your degree at a bank or brokerage firm. Consider spending a summer and one semester with Morningstar Internships, an international combined study abroad/internship program working with the poor in developing countries to start their own businesses. Study abroad through International Business. This program will prepare you to work for multinational corporations as well as with international non-government organizations all over the world!

Other opportunities within the School of Business include Enactus, an organization dedicated to serving both local and international economic efforts. Chat with the Executive is an opportunity for you to hear from and ask questions of SNU alumni who are now leaders in their fields. Ethics Club is another organization within the School of Business, providing you an opportunity to hear from business leaders in the community and ask questions in a small setting. We have also had teams from SNU compete in the Oklahoma Ethics Challenge over the years.

Finance Professors

At SNU, our business professors have more than just teaching experience. Each an expert in his or her own field, with years of “real-world” experience and always continuing his or her education. Not to mention a passion to see you succeed in your business career. We challenge you to find a better qualified faculty. Study under Larry Mills, Ph. D. in Economics, Management, CMA and carries an insurance license. He has business experience in multiple entrepreneurial areas including insurance, o‑ ice supply business, bookstore, farming and agriculture, in addition to his 43 years of teaching experience! Get to know him when you visit campus. His depth of knowledge and care for students can’t be shown on paper. Or meet with Dr. Tom Herskowitz who has 30 years experience as a real estate broker, developer and lender.

After Graduating in Environmental Science

When you leave SNU, we know you will be prepared for success. Our SNU finance graduates hold careers in a variety of fields. FBI. Gospel for Asia. Chesapeake Energy. Edward Jones. So many opportunities just waiting for you to finish your degree. Bobby Gruenwald is a Finance graduate of SNU. Currently, he serves as Pastor, Innovation Leader at LifeChurc.tv, one of the largest churches in the country. He also co-founded YouVersion Bible App, which provides over 60 million users with free access to the bible via their smartphone.

Gruenwald’s working accomplishments actually started while he was still a student at SNU where he began two technology companies that he later sold sometime after graduation. He is one of the leading voices in the church as it relates to innovation and the use of technology. He frequently writes and speaks on this topic and has been featured in a number of publications. Washington Post. CNN. CBS. NPR. In 2011, he was listed by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. “SNU was really instrumental in helping to shape and solidify my faith,” says Gruenwald. “While at the same time providing an environment that encouraged passions that I had inside of me. I consider the investment of the faculty and administration key in the early success that I had as an entrepreneur. Ultimately, the faith foundation that was build at SNU proved to be key in the decision to transition from a full-time business role into vocational ministry.”

Careers in Finance

When you graduate with your degree in finance from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Banking
  • Investment Analyst
  • Insurance
  • Educator
  • Financial Planner

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Study Finance at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

The Program

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
  • Experiential based learning with an emphasis on team development
  • Strong Ethics orientation
  • International summer internship opportunities through Morningstar Internships.
  • Enactus allows opportunities to serve the community or internationally
  • Many on-campus extracurricular learning opportunities

The Professors

  • Experts in their individual fields
  • Years of business experience: insurance, entrepreneurship, and small business.
  • Multiple time winner of the student choice award, “Professor of the Year.”

The Preparation

  • SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs or continue their education.
  • Your credits will be accepted by over 400 ACBSP accredited Universities should you pursue higher education after graduation.
  • Mock interviews as a senior prepare you for real interviews as you enter the workforce.

Contact

Rhonda Thorson, MSM
 Administrative Assistant, Adjunct Professor

 School of  Business
Phone: (405) 491-6359
Email:  rthorson@snu.edu

Alumni Spotlight

Bobby Gruenwald
Bobby Gruenwald, Finance alumni from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
Currently: Serves as Pastor, Innovation Leader at LifeChurch.tv, one of the largest churches in the country. He also co-founded YouVersion Bible App, which provides over 100 million users with free access to the Bible via their smartphone.

Accomplishments: His working accomplishments started while he was still a student at SNU, where he began two technology companies that he later sold sometime after graduation. He is one of the leading voices in the Church as it relates to innovation and the use of technology. He frequently writes and speaks on this topic and has been featured in a number of publications including the Washington Post, CNN, CBS, and NPR. In 2011, he was listed by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

In His Words: “SNU was really instrumental in helping to shape and solidify my faith, while at the same time providing an environment that encouraged passions that I had inside of me. I consider the investment of the faculty and administration key in the early success that I had as an entrepreneur. Ultimately, the faith foundation that was built at SNU proved to be key in the decision to transition from a full time business role into vocational ministry.”


Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More