Finance Major

Finance graduates have many career choices

Understanding finance is a critical component in today's business environment, and it can be defined as the art and science of managing money. Many firms, businesses, institutions and governmental agencies in our economic system have problems obtaining, administering and managing funds efficiently and wisely. Nearly every decision made by an organization has important financial implications. Thus, the finance student is introduced to and studies the theory, concepts, applications, institutional environment and analytical tools essential for proper decision-making.

Housed in the Department of Finance, the finance major is designed as preparation for a broad variety of careers since all organizations need individuals knowledgeable about finance. Careers may be in financial management and analysis, banking, financial institutions, financial markets, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial planning, and multinational finance. Finance is also considered good preparation for graduate study in law or business.

Careers in Finance allow graduates to choose which of today's market sectors will define tomorrow's economies. Every decision a company makes has financial implications that directly or indirectly involve banks, financial institutions and securities markets. An institution's capital is only valuable when it is effectively managed—regardless of how much capital there is. This realm of finance analyzes valuation, incorporating risk as it applies to both certainty and uncertainty—ultimately making every venture less of an adventure. Understanding finance is a critical component in today's business environment, and it can be defined as the art and science of managing money. Nearly every decision made by an organization has important financial implications. Housed in the Department of Accounting and Finance, the finance major is designed as preparation for a broad variety of careers since all organizations need individuals knowledgeable about finance. Careers may be in financial management and analysis, banking, financial institutions, financial markets, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial planning, and multinational finance. Finance is also considered good preparation for graduate study in law or business.

 

A major in finance can prepare you for careers in:

  • finance analysis

  • investment banking

  • corporate finance

  • general management

  • retail financial services

  • banker

Learn about our other majors: Accounting • General Business • Information Systems • Management • Marketing


 

This page was last updated on: August 21, 2018