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Finance

Finance Concentration Required Courses (beginning Fall 2009)

Overview

The BBA with a concentration in Finance provides undergraduate students with the analytical tools and conceptual framework needed to evaluate financial transactions and firms and make financial decisions. The academic program allows students to understand finance from three interrelated perspectives: 1) financial management related to capital budgeting, financial structure, financial analysis, working capital management, and dividend policy; 2) investment and portfolio management related to the valuation of stocks, bonds, and derivative contracts and the construction of efficient portfolios; and 3) the money and capital market related to the issuance and investment in financial instruments by banking organizations with emphasis on the consequence of interest rates and interest rate structure on valuation and risk.

Career Options in Finance

Upon successful completion of the GWSB field of concentration in Finance, students can apply for professional positions such as a credit analyst, equity analyst, or financial analyst with governmental agencies, for-profit corporations, and investment banks. Finance also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in business, economics, public policy, and law.