Accounting and Finance

Whether you have a passion for corporate structure, business globalization, investment banking, or helping people plan for their financial future, careers in accounting and finance are among the fastest growing and best paying positions in the ­business world.

98%
of our accounting and finance graduates are working in a field they enjoy.

The accounting and finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance professions. Viterbo has an excellent reputation with regional employers and the university’s business students graduate with the technical and leadership skills employers are seeking. Many opportunities exist for rapid career advancement for motivated and highly-skilled members of these very important professions.

Career Examples
  • Accountant
  • Auditor or forensic accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Banking and credit union professional
  • Insurance agent
  • Real estate agent
  • Securities broker

Program Information

Viterbo’s accounting and finance programs provide students with in-depth knowledge and strong analytical, communication, leadership, and decision-making skills. These programs also include guaranteed paid internships for all students and a mentorship program with local business professionals. Viterbo offers an excellent business education with a focus on real world application with emphasis on problem-solving skills, ethics, and servant leadership. Courses are taught by faculty who bring years of business experience to the classroom.

Accounting (B.B.A.)

Viterbo’s accounting program has an excellent reputation for developing students’ technical and leadership skills in this exciting and ever-changing profession. Often described as the language of business, accounting is a lucrative field that is in high demand in the business world. Students will learn to keep pace with the latest trends in technology, increased government regulation, tax law changes, the globalization of business, and the ongoing restructuring of corporations.

 

Accounting (Minor)

Accounting minors get a foundation of financial and managerial expertise and then add additional emphasis in areas like cost accounting, federal tax, and nonprofit accounting. An accounting minor layers the language of business onto other programs that might use it every day in the workplace like arts administrators or nurse managers.

Finance (B.B.A.)

Viterbo’s finance program provides students with in-depth financial knowledge and strong analytical, communication, leadership, and decision-making skills for success in today’s always-expanding financial environment. Students in this program benefit from Viterbo’s Charles D. Gelatt Finance Simulation Laboratory, faculty with years of finance experience, and courses grounded in ethical decision-making for business professionals.

Finance (Minor)

Finance minors have a one course introduction to finance and then tailor their study to the areas of finance, personal economics, and financial accounting that interest them. Finance minors bring analytical skill to other careers that benefit from “run the numbers” decision-making and analytical thinking.

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Faculty

Alissa
Oelfke

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership
College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership