What to Expect
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Students receive discounted access to Excel-based training, including Wall Street Prep, and Training the Street.
Case competitions enable students to showcase their analytical skills, as well as oral and written communication abilities, within a team environment.
Through the college's TIGER Lab (Trading, Investing & Global Economic Research), students receive hands-on training in securities trading, financial modeling, and valuation. The lab features Bloomberg terminals where students work with data sources like Morningstar and FactSet.
Coursework focuses on areas of specialization as security analysis, property and liability insurance, multinational finance, real estate investment, and mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring.
In your freshman year, you’ll take courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. These courses promote the development of key skills and prepare you for the rigorous training in your major. In addition, you’ll be exposed to Business Analytics, Macro and Micro Economics, and introduced to the principles of Accounting. Make sure you pay a visit to the Office of Professional and Career Development since it’s never too early to prepare yourself for the job market.
In your sophomore year, you'll finish taking courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. By the end of this year, you should be prepared to begin focusing on Finance major course work. You should also be working with the Office of Professional and Career Development to hone your professional skills that will help you get the job.
In your junior year, you’ll begin to focus on the major course work for your major and think about an area of concentration within the major that best suits your talents and goals. Take a look at the clubs and organizations that the college has to offer as these may open the door to scholarships and internships, and don’t forget the opportunities for international travel and study abroad.
In your senior year, with a variety of electives from which to choose, you’ll focus on an area of concentration within the major that best suits your talents and goals. And you’ll begin the job interview process. With a finance degree, you’ll be in the best position to find a job directly upon graduation or to pursue a graduate degree.