The study of finance is designed to provide insight into financial decision-making by firms; interaction between firms and financial markets; management of financial intermediaries and an understanding of the markets in which they participate; valuation of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and derivatives, and how they are managed in a portfolio; and the determination and behavior of interest rates and rates of return on assets.
Interests and Skills
Students interested in studying finance should have strong quantitative skills, be able to think analytically, be creative in solving problems, and be able to make strategic decisions.
Students working toward an undergraduate degree in finance must select either a specialization or an additional major. Popular additional majors are mathematics, foreign languages, economics and accounting. Some students may qualify for accelerated programs that are available to outstanding students. Specializations available in Finance are Actuarial Science, Banking and Financial Services (finance majors only), Finance (for non-finance majors), Financial Management (finance majors only), Insurance & Financial Services/Business Risk Management, International Finance (finance majors only), Investment Management (finance majors only), Personal Wealth Management, Quantitative Finance (finance majors only), and Real Estate.
The opportunities for students who complete a bachelor's degree in finance range from positions in banking and financial services, corporate finance, investment management, real estate, insurance enterprise risk management, consulting, and the public sector.
Types of Jobs Accepted
Recent graduates take entry-level jobs as Actuary, Financial Analyst, Loan Officer, Investment Advisor, Personal Financial Planner, Insurance Company Agent in Operations, Underwriting, Claims, and Brokerage, and Real Estate Developer.
Jobs of Experienced Alumni
Asset Management, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance , Financial Services, Investment Management, Sales and Trading, Real Estate Portfolio Management, Bank Examiner
All programs in C&BA are accredited by the American Assembly of Schools of Business (AACSB).
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|EN 101||EN 102|
|MATH 112 or MATH 115||MATH 121 OR MATH 125|
|CS 102||EC 111|
|EC 110||HI CORE|
|HU, L, OR FA||NATURAL SCI COURSE|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|ST 260||ELECTIVE COURSE|
|ELECTIVE COURSE||AC 210|
|LI CORE||HI OR SB|
|LGS 200||HU, L, OR FA|
|NATURAL SCIENCE||ELECTIVE COURSE|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|FI 301||EC 308|
|FI 302||FI 410|
|MGT 300||FI 412|
|OM 300||GBA 300|
|INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVE||ELECTIVE COURSE|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|FI 414||FI 389|
|MKT 300||GBA 490|
|EC 309||ELECTIVE SPECIALIZATION|
|ELECTIVE SPECIALIZATION||ELECTIVE SPECIALIZATION|
|ELECTIVE SPECIALIZATION||ELECTIVE COURSE|
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