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.
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 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.