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

Financial analyst

Treasury manager

Credit and collections manager

Risk manager

Business analyst

Investor relations manager


Financial reporting manager

Fund manager

Equity analyst

Portfolio manager

Asset allocation analyst

Quantitative financial analyst


Venture capitalist

Stock broker

Mortgage broker

Real estate investment trust

Real estate developer

Real estate analyst

Commercial broker

Trust advisor

Commercial banker


Succession planner

Investment advisor

Investment wholesaler

Portfolio manager

Customer service provider

Financial planner

Life coach

Consumer credit counselor

Education planner

Retirement planner

Insurance agent

Financial representative

Corporate banker

Annuity consultant

Insurance wholesaler

Risk manager

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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.