Finance (FINA)

The role of people trained in finance is expanding rapidly within the business world. Changes on the financial scene, rising securities prices, fluctuating inflation and interest rates, and scarcity of capital have created an awareness that financial knowledge is essential to the effective management of business firms. Finance is the management and investment of money and other assets for business, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, governments and individuals.

The finance concentration draws on accounting principles, economic theory, and quantitative methods to direct the way money is managed, acquired and distributed. Students learn how economic systems operate and how money markets work within economic systems. They also learn to analyze economic trends and indications and to examine the movement and distribution of money.

Students may focus their studies in one or more of the following areas: corporate finance, investments and portfolio analysis, financial risk management, and real estate. The finance concentration prepares students for careers in financial management, security analysis, investment management, private equity, venture capital, financial consulting, risk management with corporations, insurance companies and other financial institutions.

For more information, please visit the Finance Group.