The financial implications of decisions in both business and government are becoming more complex. Within the firm, financial considerations permeate research, engineering, production, and marketing. Within governmental activities, sophisticated financial techniques are becoming increasingly important. The financial executive thus takes a key role in the successful management of both business and governmental operations.
The finance curriculum offers four areas of specialization to meet the varied interests of students: (1) financial management, (2) financial institutions, (3) investments, and (4) general. The financial management program provides the background for a career in the financial operations of business firms and public institutions. The financial institutions specialization is designed for those interested in the operations of financial intermediaries and financial markets. The investments concentration is designed for those interested in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. The general concentration is designed for those interested in the general breadth of finance courses. Certain courses may require the purchase of additional materials.