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Program Overview

Program Overview

Prepare to make a difference as an effective, ethical financier. Our experienced faculty will guide and grow you. You'll have opportunities for experiential learning, including managerial finance, international economics, portfolio management. In our Financial Markets Lab, you'll learn to use Bloomberg Terminals to analyze financial data and metrics. You'll even have a keycard to access the lab at any time. 

You'll have internship and study abroad opportunities. You'll be part of the Lipscomb team that competes against other universities in the TVA Investment Challenge. You and your team will manage a portfolio of securities on TVA's behalf. Each team competing will be responsible for security selection, portfolio balancing and other fund management decisions. With rigorous and relevant curriculum, chances for hands-on learning and real-life experience, you'll have the foundation you need to thrive.




Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

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    Han sheng Chen

    Associate Professor

    Han-Sheng Chen was born and raised in Taoyuan, Taiwan. He earned his BBA in Statistics from National Taipei University and MBA with Finance concentration from Tamkang University. In order to...

    Meet Han sheng Chen
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    Jeff Jewell

    Accounting Department Chair

    Jeff was born in Bloomington, Indiana, but grew up in Searcy, Arkansas, where both of his parents were professors at Harding University. Jeff earned his BA in history from Harding,...

    Meet Jeff Jewell
  • Julio Rivas headshot

    Julio Rivas

    Associate Professor and MBA Director

    Julio A. Rivas, born in Torreon, Mexico, and lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, until 2007. He went to school to Monterrey Tech, Guadalajara Campus, and got his BBA in Finance and...

    Meet Julio Rivas

Career Paths

Financial Analysts

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

Financial Examiners

Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.

Personal Financial Advisors

Personal financial advisors provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.

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