Finance is the study of resource allocation, that is, the process, markets, institutions, and instruments that facilitate the transfer of money and wealth. This program offers students an opportunity to study the finance function in the business firm, the financial services firm, and the financial system.
The finance major provides students with the theoretical framework and analytical tools and techniques to handle a variety of finance and business functions. The program is designed to prepare a student for financial positions with non-financial corporations, the financial services industry, energy companies, small businesses, and real estate firms.
Additionally, finance majors can specialize further by applying for the Financial Analyst Program (FAP). Students are selected based on a competitive process. This one year program provides an opportunity for a select group of outstanding business students to work closely with finance faculty and MBA fund mangers to develop their skills and experience as analysts. This program may be combined with any of the finance tracks.