Finance Concentration

This concentration will prepare you for a career in financial management of a business enterprise.

You will gain detailed knowledge of the principles and techniques of financial decision-making, valuation and capital markets. This concentration emphasizes analytical, computational and managerial skills for financial problems faced by decision-makers.

With a finance concentration, you can choose from a number of career opportunies. Corporate positions range from financial analysis and financial planning to control and asset-liability management. In financial intermediaries, opportunities are available for security analysts, trust advisors, portfolio managers, bank loan officers and account executives. Consulting firms provide growing job opportunities. Additionally, government agencies offer many employment opportunities similar to those in the private sector.

Concentration Requirements

The Finance Concentration requires five courses total (15 credits), MGF 633 and four elective courses from those listed under the electives tab.

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Required course

MGF 633LEC Investment Management

This course provides students with a general understanding of the operation of capital markets and basic analytical tools of investment management. Specifically, the course covers such topics as principles of valuation, risk analysis, modern portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), market microstructure, index models, arbitrage pricing models, bonds and common stocks valuation, efficient market hypotheses, investment management, and option pricing models.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018



Finance Internships

Finance concentration students who do not have at least one year of qualifying work experience must complete a credit-bearing internship. Sample finance internship sites include:

  • A.G. Edwards
  • M&T Bank
  • Prudential Securities, Inc.
  • United Parcel Service
  • Rich Products
  • Perry’s Ice Cream
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Smith Barney
  • Sorrento Lactalis

Student Organizations

The Financial Management Association (FMA) offers you an opportunity to broaden your exposure to the various aspects of real-world finance through guest speakers, formal meetings and investment games. A typical yearly schedule includes speakers from such fields as banking, investment analysis and corporate finance. In addition, FMA sponsors activities in conjunction with other student organizations (such as the Society for Human Resources Management or the American College of Healthcare Executives) to keep pace with developments in other functional areas.

Department of Finance Faculty