The finance program is a quantitatively oriented program that prepares students to choose from a host of career opportunities. The curriculum places special emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving, including skill development in data procurement and analysis, firm and project valuation, fundamental research, risk hedging, and portfolio management and optimization. The finance program offers diverse hands-on opportunities for portfolio management, case presentations and competitions, mentoring, and recruiting opportunities.
The major boasts outstanding faculty and students. The faculty are highly regarded industry experts with impressive publishing records and industry experience who are devoted to training and mentoring students. Our students have claimed multiple national championships in case competitions and compete head-to-head with the most prestigious universities in America for placement opportunities.
The finance program is limited enrollment, accepting 210 students on a rolling basis beginning each fall semester. Students interested in applying to the program are required to complete ACC 200, FIN 201, and MKTG 201 prior to applying. Due to the competitive nature of the program, average prerequisite and overall GPAs for admitted students are very high.
Once in the finance program, students will take a rigorous and diverse set of required and elective classes covering topics such as investments, capital markets, corporate finance, derivatives, fixed-income, equity valuation, and many others. During their senior year, students have the opportunity to take electives focusing on one of seven areas, which will help them further specialize their skills and prepare for their intended career track.
Throughout their time in the program, students have opportunities to serve in leadership positions, present their work to colleagues and industry experts, participate in national competitions, network with Fortune 500 companies, and receive mentoring from industry professionals.