This concentration prepares students for careers in financial management of business enterprises. It offers a 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.
Abundant opportunities are present for finance concentration graduates in corporate environments, including positions in financial analysis, financial planning and 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.
Finance electives must be selected from:
**Only MGF 644 or MGF 645 (not both) may be used toward the finance concentration
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:
The Financial Management Association (FMA) offers an opportunity for graduate students interested in finance to join with fellow students and faculty in order to broaden their exposure to the various aspects of nonacademic finance. This is accomplished through guest speakers, formal meetings and investment games. A typical yearly schedule includes guest speakers from the fields of banking, investment analysis and corporate finance. In addition, FMA also sponsors activities in conjunction with other student organizations (such as the Society for Human Resources Management or the American College of Healthcare Executives) in order to keep pace with developments in other functional areas.