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Finance is about money, time, and risk.

Practitioners combine money and time in tools that help to determine things like car loan payments, mortgage payments, and funds needed for retirement. Uncertainties in life – incomes, expenses, and rates of return – have a major impact on the ability to achieve financial objectives, and investors are rewarded for bearing risks through different required rates of return.

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Career Opportunities

Annuity consultant

Asset allocation analyst

Business analyst

Commercial banker

Commercial broker

Consumer credit counselor

Credit and collections manager

Equity analyst

Financial analyst

Financial planner

Financial reporting manager

Financial representative

Foreign currency trader

Insurance agent

Insurance wholesaler

International finance 

Investment advisor

Investment banker

Investment wholesaler


Investor relations manager

Mortgage broker

Portfolio Manager

Quantitative financial analyst

Real estate analyst

Real estate developer

Real estate investment trust

Retirement planner

Risk manager

Stock broker

Succession planner

Treasury manager

Trust advisor


Venture capitalist

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Academic Programs

The finance concentration prepares you to enter the finance profession with knowledge and skills in asset valuation, investments, and global finance.

The financial planning concentration covers all the major areas of financial planning, including retirement, employee benefits, estate, tax, and insurance planning and is appropriate if you want to enter the financial planning profession as a financial advisor, financial planner, wealth manager, or financial product representative.

This rigorous, practical program features a comprehensive study of integrated corporate risk measurement and management processes and principles. You’ll leave the program better able to assess and respond to changes in the risk environment and with the confidence to develop effective solutions to meet the needs of any industry.

Interested in gaining a broader knowledge about advanced corporate finance, international finance, and financial institutions and credit markets? This certificate is designed to provide industry-specific knowledge relevant to conducting business in various financial environments.