Finance Major

Description: A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

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Finance Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Finance?

Students who are aiming at a career in business and who enjoy number, analysis, and "real world" applications will appreciate this major. Finance graduates take jobs that are involved in major tactical and strategic decisions for their companies. This major requires strong mathematical and computer skills and interests.

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What Courses Do Finance Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Finance majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Bonds
  • Core Business Courses
  • Corporate Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Financial Reporting
  • Governmental Finance
  • Individual Investment
  • Monetary Institutions and Policy
  • Portfolio Management
  • Statistics

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