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Corporate Finance

The Corporate Finance Concentration trains students for a challenging career in money management and making financial business decisions to maximize the value of an organization. In addition to raising and investing capital, firm mangers must deal with a number of stakeholders including stockholders, lenders, customers, and regulators. The program provides students with the critical knowledge to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

By planning early in consultation with an academic advisor, students may be able to reduce the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance to 3 or 3½ years.

The following goals and associated learning outcomes delineate what we strive for students to achieve when they complete the major program of study in Finance:

Goal 1: Knowledge of Finance Information
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Identify, measure, record, and communicate financial information relating to an organization
  2. Interpret, analyze, and evaluate financial information relating to an organization
  3. Demonstrate the acquisition of analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills necessary for decision making
  4. Use industry specific software

Goal 2: Application of Business Information
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Apply quantitative research methods to various challenges faced by business organizations
  2. Apply qualitative research methods to various challenges faced by business organizations
  3. Integrate business information into effective decision making

Goal 3: Ethical Decision-making
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Identify ethical issues implicit in business
  2. Evaluate and decide among alternative solutions to ethical problems

Goal 4: Professional skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Communicate effectively in writing for the discipline
  2. Communicate effectively orally for the discipline
  3. Work effectively in teams