The Finance Major equips the students with financial analysis skills in asset valuation, capital budgeting, investment, portfolio and wealth management, as well as risk management. There are two concentrations in the major, general finance concentration and financial planning concentration, the latter of which will help students become Certified Financial Planner.
General Finance Concentration: This program could prepare students for finance-related jobs, graduate study, or success in pursing highly recognized finance-related certificates, such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Financial Planning Concentration: The purpose of this program is to provide a strong educational basis for persons desiring careers in the field of personal financial planning. This program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards. Students who complete your baccalaureate-level registered program qualify for a $200 discount off exam registration if they register for the exam within 6 months of completing the program. Additional information may be obtained on the Personal Financial Planning website.
Graduates work in a variety of finance related jobs, ranging from banks, mutual funds company, insurance company and finance department of firms. For instance, some current alumni work in Commonwealth Planning Group, Edelman Financial, Merrill lynch Wealth Management and TD bank.