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
Succession planner
Investment advisor
Investment wholesaler

Portfolio manager
Customer service provider
Financial planner
Life coach
Consumer credit counselor
Education planner
Retirement planner
Financial representative
Insurance agent
Annuity consultant
Insurance wholesaler
Risk manager

Learn by Doing

You have to step back and be unselfish.

Elroy Masters, Jr. 

Finance major

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.