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Finance Concentration

The Finance Concentration enables you to gain perspective in financial analysis and planning needed for careful decision-making in the ever-changing economy. It also allows you to conduct analysis and management of financial assets and provides a strong background in capital markets.

Areas of Focus

  • Forecasting, data modeling, and statistical analysis
  • Analyzing financial statements and understanding the uses and misuses of accounting data
  • Modeling and evaluating strategic investments and disinvestments including capital outlays, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Understanding how the corporate control function provides operating support
  • Valuing financial assets with appropriate models
  • Managing portfolios including asset allocation and use of derivatives in the management of financial risk
  • Analyzing firm, industry, and economy-wide information with respect to financial performance
  • Modeling techniques for financial data
  • Trading in capital markets

Career Possibilities

Career options include opportunities in a wide variety of financial positions from revenue analyst and project-finance manager to taxation analyst, risk manager, and merger-and-acquisition analyst. Also included are positions as investment analyst, financial consultant, portfolio manager, and risk-assessment manager. Below is a sample of recent graduate positions:

  • Finance Manager, Pfizer
  • Senior Associate Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Global Rotational Program, MBNA Bank
  • Financial Analyst, ExxonMobil
  • Marketing and Development Specialist, Liberty Property Trust
  • Project Manager, Reuters
  • Management Associate, Citigroup
  • Controller, Environmental Credit Corporation