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Finance is one of five concentrations in the business administration major. Business administration majors often choose more than one concentration, and may also combine with other majors.

→ See Business Administration.

What are new grads doing (and how did they get there)?

Michaela Magee ’23 works for Ernst & Young in Tysons, Va., a job offer she received after a summer internship. In high school Michaela was shy and "lacked confidence," but at Augustana she grew to become a leader on an Augustana team in the 2023 CFA (Chartered Financial Analysis) Research Challenge, in her sorority, and as a varsity tennis captain.

Virgel Ross Carillo ’23 is an auditor with Crowe LLP. Coming from Manila, Philippines, Virgel was a "typical" Augustana student in the ways he succeeded at balancing all of his interests and experiences—which included enlisting with the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of Augustana’s outstanding business simulation team of students who scored in the top 10% of all teams worldwide

Celine Pham ’23 became interested in financial engineering after participating in the 2023 CFA Research Challenge (see story below), and now she is pursuing a master’s in engineering in financial technology at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Nate Sammer ’23 is a business and finance manager for O’Neal Builders in Bloomington, Ill. He exemplifies how a student can come to Augustana without a major in mind, and have plenty of time to try out different fields and learn a lot (including Swedish throughout his first year) until finding the perfect fit.


Van Bui '24, Celine Pham '23 and Ghita Belaid '23
Van Bui '24, Celine Pham '23 and Ghita Belaid '23

Augie sends two teams to CFA Challenge finals

Augustana’s two CFA Institute Research Challenge teams presented their research at Morningstar, Inc., hosted by the CFA Society Chicago in early March. Out of 16 teams, seven advanced as finalists, including Augustana’s two teams.

“The competition was fierce, and the bar gets higher and higher every year,” said Dr. Lina Zhou, faculty advisor for Augustana’s teams. → Continue reading

Senior Alexander Tosetti awarded Sikich Visionary Scholarship

Alexander Tosetti, a senior accounting and business administration major, plans to become a certified public accountant.

Matt Ozanic

Baseball’s Ozanic wins $10,000 NCAA scholarship

The NCAA honored baseball's Matt Ozanic  ’22 with the prestigious $10,000 Postgraduate Scholarship to use for graduate study at a university or professional school.

Crystal Aguilar, Doug Tschopp, Madalyn Snyder

How Augustana students plan and run an international conference

Every year, students in Augustana's EDGE Center lay groundwork for the success of the World Family Therapy Congress, held somewhere in the world.