DePaul University Catalog > Degree Requirements > Undergraduate > College of Business > Finance Honors (BSB) > Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

 Core Outcomes

  • ​​Use analytical and reflective skills in decision making.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues confronting them.
  • Contribute to the performance of a group within a business setting.
  • Know the differences among global economies, institutions, business practices and cultures.
  • Acquire knowledge of the functional areas of business and the interrelationships among the functional areas within a business.

Program Specific Outcomes

Students will be able to: 

  • Understand financial theory and how it can be applied to financial decision making.
    • Develop appropriate cash flows and discount rate analysis of projects, and financial instruments (e.g. bonds and stocks).
    • Apply and interpret the appropriate risk measures (e.g. beta, standard deviation) to situations under uncertainty.
    • Understand the role of agents and impact of governance.
  • Understand the structure of the financial markets and the roles of institutions in those markets.
    • Understand the flow of funds in the private and public markets.
    • Know the determinants of the cost of funds.
    • Understand how derivative instruments work and can be used for risk management.