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Finance Concentration/Certificate

Career-oriented and Passion-driven.

Finance Concentration/CertificatelightbluerequestinfoBOLD
Choice of any four courses from the following list:
  • BUS 604 Advanced Accounting Topics
  • BUS 609 Money and Banking
  • BUS 612 Federal Taxes
  • BUS 636 Budget Preparation and Analysis
  • BUS 719 Financial Controllership
  • BUS 721 Treasury Management
  • BUS 779 White Collar Crime
  • BUS 936 Budget Preparation: Non-Profit/Government
 
Career Outlook:
According to the Bureau Labor Statistics, employment of financial managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As with other managerial occupations, jobseekers are likely to face competition because there are more applicants than job openings. Candidates with a master’s degree or certification should enjoy the best job prospects.
 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the management of existing resources including the use of financial statement and ratio analysis to assess the company’s financial health, its strengths, weaknesses, recent performance, and future prospects
  • Apply financial planning and forecasting techniques
  • Utilize standard analytical techniques used by managers to understand the relationship between the firm’s operations and management of its finances
 
Career Focus:
Professional careers in finance include (but aren’t limited to):
  • Commercial Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Hedge Funds