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Financial Services Program

Preparing college graduates for careers in financial services requires a broad based education grounded in a commitment to liberal learning. By completing a degree in financial services, the student builds upon the foundation provided by general education requirements coupled with the business core and twenty-seven hours of course work defining the major. The major requires all students to complete an overview of financial services with specific course work in the areas of financial institutions (banking), investments, and insurance with a focus on ethical decision making. Sources of return and risk in domestic and international financial markets and institutions are studied in this program. Students in the major then declare a track in one of the four areas associated with financial services.

Financial Services Major

The financial services major is offered by faculty from the financial services disciplines within the Scott College of Business. Using a financial services core of five required courses along with a specialty of four additional courses in either Accounting, Banking, Insurance, or Investments, the student is prepared for a variety of career roles in financial services. The financial services major is built upon the business core curriculum taken by all business majors.

Financial Services Minor

The financial services minor is open to any Scott College of Business major. Building upon the business core curriculum, the minor adds broad coursework in all the areas of financial services. The minor is particularly helpful for those business students who intend to work in the financial services industry but major in a complimentary field such as marketing, management information systems, management, and so forth. In addition, the minor is appropriate for those students who choose to major in a financial services field and who want additional exposure to other areas. The minor consists of the five courses required for the major.



Contact Us

Contact Us

Dr. Steven Lamb
Finance Program Coordinator
Scott College of Business
Federal Hall, Room 105
Indiana State University
30 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 812-237-2112
Fax: 812-237-4374



Financial Planning




  • ‘What Would You Do?’ is focus of 12th annual Ethics Conference

    ‘What Would You Do?’ is focus of 12th annual Ethics Conference

    Students can register for the Ethics Conference at Those who pre-register by Feb. 24 and confirm their attendance to the keynote luncheon, will receive a free lunch. The first 200 students to register will get a free T-shirt.
  • Smithsonian scientist to speak on Feb. 17

    Smithsonian scientist to speak on Feb. 17

    Richard Potts, head of the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Program, will discuss paleoanthropology and environmental effects on human evolution during the first Wittman Speaker Series talk at 4 p.m. in Science Building, room 012 at Indiana State.
  • Sycamores to bring French play to stage Feb. 22-26

    Sycamores to bring French play to stage Feb. 22-26

    The comedy, which raises questions about art and friendship among long-time friends, will be performed 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-Feb. 25 and 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in Dreiser Theater.


February 21, 2017
Brian McLeish - State Farm Circle of Influence Speaker

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February 23 - 25, 2017
University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition

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February 28, 2017
Ethics Panel Discussion

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March 1, 2017
Ethics Conference. What would You do? #WWYD

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March 14, 2017
Washington D.C. Alumni Reception

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March 15, 2017
Networks’ 13th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
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March 27, 2017
Chris Westfall, National Elevator Pitch Champion

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April 28, 2017
College Honor Day

May 20 - 29, 2017
FGV Empreza Residential Program

October 21, 2017