Sound financial thinking along with an understanding of the structure of the financial system and of financial tools are essential to the success of any organization. This degree program provides appropriate professional preparation for students working toward careers in financial planning, analysis, financial institutions, treasury, investments or government. The program is designed to cover key finance areas including money and capital markets, corporate finance, measuring return on investment, financial planning and budgeting, capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, investments, valuations, security analysis, and portfolio management.
By its very nature, finance uses prerequisites in accounting, economics, statistics, and quantitative tools necessary in understanding a complex, global society. Graduates would be prepared to work in different organizations and to eventually become vice president of finance, treasurer, controller or chief executive officer. The finance background could be one of the building blocks in many managerial and leadership positions.
This program offers excellent preparation for students intending to study at the advanced degree level. Students are encouraged to earn professional finance certifications such as Certified Financial Planner or Chartered Financial Analyst.