This concentration prepares the graduate to work in the traditional corporate setting and so combines finance and accounting, awarding a major in finance and a minor in accounting. It is highly recommended that students considering this career also major in accounting since most corporate finance is done in the treasury, and most initial positions have an accounting focus.
The concentration prepares the graduate to work in the financial services industry–the largest employer of finance majors–and encompasses the fastest-growing sector of finance positions. Possible careers include: Asset Manager, Financial Advisor, Investment Banker, Portfolio Manager, Stockbroker, and Trader.
The requirement of the concentration correspond to the Candidate Body of Knowledge of the CFA Institute, preparing the student for the *CFA® series of examinations. This degree awards a major in finance and a minor in economics.
*The CFA® stands for Chartered Financial Analysts® and is governed by the CFA Institute and both are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute and the CFA is the sole grantor of this designation. Taking this program does not guarantee acceptance into or passage of the CFA program. For more detail, please visit www.cfainstitute.org.
The Financial Economics concentration combines both the finance and economics major for those students interested in graduate studies in either economics or finance. This combination requires calculus and so is directed towards students with strong quantitative skills. Students also can elect to do a double major in economics and finance.
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