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Why consider finance?
Careers in finance focus on matters of money, profitability, and resource allocation. A wide array of career choices are available within the financial services industry, including but not limited to capital markets, investment banking, asset management, wealth management, financial consulting, and transaction services. Each requires a slightly different skill set and offers potentially very different work environments. If you have strong quantitative skills, enjoy researching and following economic trends or the financial markets, and have strong analytical skills, then the Finance Track may be a good fit for you.
What skills will you gain?
In the Finance Track, you will gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of global financial markets and systems, along with the critical financial, analytical, and decision-making methods and tools needed for success in the field. Coursework will cover both theory and practical applications, along with key information on the operational aspects of business and investment finance, the functions of financial institutions and institutional capital markets, and the basic economic and legal framework of financial organizations. Through in-depth case analysis and discussion, you will sharpen your critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as practice presenting meaningful insights to an executive audience. Course topics include:
- Financial management
- Corporate valuation and financing
- Information management for financial services
- Asset management
Students are well-prepared for the major career paths in finance, including corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, commercial banking, financial consulting, and real estate. For complete employment statistics for M.S. in Commerce – Finance graduates, please refer to the Graduate Placement Report.