A finance major is for you if you're interested in gaining a global understanding of the financial markets, an ability to value real and portfolio investments, an understanding of how to hedge financial risks, and an ability to make informed financial management decisions.
What You'll Study
We designed the finance major to provide you with a global understanding of financial markets. You'll learn to make informed financial management decisions. You'll also gain an understanding of the risk and return characteristics of investment instruments.
In the Investments course, you'll manage a one million-dollar virtual portfolio. You'll learn to invest in stocks, bonds, options, commodities and foreign exchange futures. In Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, you'll perform macro-economic, industry, and security analyses. As part of this project, you'll learn how to examine a firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.