The role of finance professionals, particularly in business, is changing in response to technological advances that have significantly reduced the amount of time it takes to produce financial reports. They monitor companies’ finances, conduct data analysis and advise managers on ideas to maximize profits. Their tasks are often specific to their organization or industry.
Business students take core courses that cover all of the functional areas of a business, from marketing to management and accounting. Finance courses build on this foundation to help students understand the way that businesses operate in a global economy. Courses cover corporate finance, international finance, investments, portfolio management and more. The finance program is approved as a CFA Institute University Affiliation Program which positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. Your assignments might be project-driven or include group presentations so that you can practice what you learn in class. In addition to a thorough knowledge of finance, you’ll learn teamwork, effective written and oral communication skills, and leadership.