Finance Student Experiences


Cedarville’s finance major affords students many opportunities to serve in professional organizations, student organizations, and internships in relevant career fields.

Integrated Business Core

In today’s business world, coursework and GPA often isn’t enough to land students their dream job. Employers want to see experience. Cedarville University’s Integrated Business Core (IBC) is a semester-long program that provides students the opportunity to integrate classroom learning with practical business experience. Marketing, management, and finance classes combine with a practicum where students work in a strategic business unit to develop and market products. In one fast-paced semester, students develop a product and business plan, borrow money, and bring their products to market. Cedarville is the only Christian university that offers this kind of program to business students.

Key Bank Trading Center

With its flashy electronic data ticker and live financial news, the KeyBank Trading Center offers Cedarville students a market-savvy environment in which to explore finance and gain practical investment experience.

Student Managed Investment Fund

Junior and senior finance majors gain real experience using real money through the Applied Portfolio Management course by managing a portfolio of equity securities.

IBC Loan Presentation

As part of the IBC, students present a business plan and loan proposal to local financial professionals in order to obtain necessary funding for their startup venture.

Student Organizations

Enactus is an organization that provides our students the opportunity to make a difference, develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

Student CEOs is dedicated to enhancing communication between the School of Business Administration and its students, enhancing the relationship between faculty and students in the program, and participating in marketing and execution of departmental events and programs.

Women in Business is an organization dedicated to helping women in professions learn more about reaching goals in careers, at home, and in service. Women in Business provides a forum for addressing issues relevant to women in business careers, helps women connect with modern female business leaders, provides opportunities for impacting women in need, and establishes camaraderie among female business students.


It helps to have an edge. And while Cedarville University students receive world-class instruction from their professors as they prepare to pursue careers in their chosen fields, the wise collegian knows that a degree and a good GPA simply aren't enough in an increasingly competitive job market. To succeed, they need real life, hands-on experience.

Enter internships ... or more precisely, "discipline-related experiences." Jeff Reep, Director of Career Services, stresses the importance of these short-term forays into the professional world. "A student who graduates with only a degree is at a disadvantage," he explains. "They'll be competing against other graduates who have had two or even three internships."

Take a look at the exciting discipline-related experiences our finance students have enjoyed.

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Discipline-related Experiences

Company Location Major Year
Accenture Reston, VA Finance, Accounting 2007
Accenture Chicago, IL Accounting, Finance 2008
Aflac Fairmont, WV Finance 2009
Aileron Corp Tipp City Finance 2010
Air Force Research Labs Dayton, OH Finance 2007
Akcelerant Software LLC Malvern, PA Finance 2014
Akcelerant Software LLC Malvern, PA Finance 2013
American Diabetes Services Boca Raton, FL Accounting, Finance 2012
American Electric Power Columbus, OH Finance, Global Business 2009
American Electric Power (AEP) Columbus, OH Finance 2008
Ameriprise Financial Beavercreek, OH Finance 2013
Answers in Genesis Petersburg, KY Finance, Management 2008
Answers in Genesis OH Management, Finance 2008
Ariel Corporation Mount Vernon, OH Finance 2007
Ashley King Binghamton, NY Accounting, Finance 2007
Babcock & Wilcox Barberton, OH Finance 2013
Bank of America Dallas, TX Finance 2007
Bank of America Addison, TX Finance, Prelaw 2006
Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee Orlando, FL Finance 2013
BKD, LLP Cincinnati, OH Accounting, Finance 2007
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Quincy, IL Finance, Marketing 2012
BlueVase Capital Management Washington, PA Finance 2006
C.H. Dean, Inc. Beavercreek, OH Accounting, Finance 2012
Caldwell & Gregory Manakin-Sabot, VA Finance 2014
Cato Fashions Steubenville, OH Marketing, Finance 2006
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