Money is a part of modern society on every imaginable level. Individuals, families, small companies, large corporations, nonprofit organizations and governments must be able to manage their finances. Our finance program prepares you to raise money, manage debt and invest your assets. You will work diligently to understand the financing of business enterprises: the financial decision making process, how financial markets function, and the acquisition and management of capital.
Our department believes educational experiences are best learned through real-world experiences. Accordingly, we offer several opportunities that allow you to apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom to practical business situations.
Learn about the financial process firsthand in the Davis Center for Portfolio Management. The center serves as a hands-on laboratory where you develop and implement strategies in security selection, diversification, asset allocation and risk management, while gaining experience with sophisticated investment management software. Also, get firsthand experience and learn the specifics of trading derivatives in our new Center for Derivatives Trading.
Each year, the center sponsors R.I.S.E., the world's largest student investment forum, which includes a student investment competition and keynote presentations from the world's most prominent financial leaders.
You can invest real money — and watch it grow — through the Vertically Integrated Investment Program. The program consists of a series of courses leading to the Seminar in Investments, in which you will manage a portfolio that is worth $13 million. An advisory committee of professionals from the financial services industry provides you with invaluable feedback on investment strategies.
To prepare for your career, you can concentrate your studies in investment analysis and portfolio management, or corporate financial management.
The School of Business Administration’s undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
For more information, visit the Department of Economics and Finance website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in finance. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.