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Finance

The world of finance encompasses careers as diverse as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Personal Financial Planner (PFP), stockbroker, portfolio manager, and investment banker.

We provide an introduction to the field of finance by offering a minor in finance. Our finance minor's mixture of courses in accounting, economics and finance is designed to introduce the theory behind the practice of strategic financial planning, valuation of stocks and bonds, working capital management, and operating in the capital markets.

Our small seminar-style classes allow students to develop as individuals while working closely with their peers and professors alike. Our classes also facilitate interactive learning experiences using computer simulations, spreadsheet modeling cases, and investment portfolio management projects.

Our recent graduates have taken their major/minor backgrounds to the corporate world. General Electric's prestigious Financial Managers Leadership program and the accounting departments of IBM and Johnson & Johnson are examples. Graduate schools have also called with recent graduates accepted to Ph.D. programs at the University of Connecticut (finance) and Cornell University (economics).

Certification examinations exist for finance professionals. Students majoring in accounting that are interested in a career in corporate finance should consider taking the Certified in Financial Management (CFM) exam. Finance minors considering a career as a professional Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) receive a strong foundation for this respected designation.

Employers are seeking interesting, well-rounded people with well practiced communication skills to enter the field of finance. Our Curriculum XXI provides the liberal arts...our finance minor provides the practice.