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Concentrations

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Finance majors must complete a concentration in one of the following: Financial Institutions or Corporate.

Students will be required to work with a Finance advisor in maintaining a portfolio of finance-related work throughout their program and will be required to take part in an exit interview and submit a final reflection paper prior to completion.

  • Financial Institutions Concentration: FNCE 402, 403, 492; and two of any 300-level Economics course. This sequence will earn a major in finance and a minor in economics.
  • Corporate Concentration: ACCT 301, 302, 307; FNCE 401, 491; one of the following: ACCT 306 or 401. This sequence will earn a major in finance and a minor in accounting.

Corporate Finance

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.

Financial Institutions

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.



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