Finance

Overview

Finance involves the management and investment of money and other assets for businesses, individuals, and governments. The finance curriculum offers opportunities to develop specialized knowledge and skills in one or more areas such as corporate finance, investment management, financial risk management, and real estate. Our strategy is to:

  • Support a faculty that delivers a world-class finance curriculum to our undergraduate and graduate students; emphasizing cutting edge, conceptually rigorous, and highly-relevant, practice-oriented learning experiences.
  • Support faculty research that is disseminated in a variety of outlets, including the most elite academic finance journals, elite practitioner-oriented journals, and a variety of other high-quality publication and media outlets.
  • Deliver high-quality service to our key constituents, including our students and those who employ our students.

Financial management and investment methods used in practice have undergone dramatic changes over the past 25 years. The field is very dynamic and our faculty and vast array of course offerings enable our students to keep on the cutting edge of the field. Areas of specialization include:

Corporate Finance—Focusing on the investment and financing activities of a business entity, including merger and acquisition, private equity, venture capital transactions, and entrepreneurial finance.

Investment Analysis—Focusing on valuation of a variety of financial instruments and the markets where they trade, portfolio management, financial risk management, and fixed-income securities.

International Financial Management—Focusing on corporate finance and investment analysis in a global economy, including foreign currency transactions and foreign exchange risk management, evaluation of foreign direct investment opportunities, and hedging techniques.

 

Department Website

Finance Group

Job Titles

 

Accounting Analyst Financial Manager
Assistant Vice President Financial Planner
Bank Loans-Operations Analyst Financial Representative
Banker Investment Manager
Business Analyst Junior Analyst
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Junior Associate
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Life Benefits Specialist
Corporate Recovery Associate Portfolio Analyst
Credit Analyst Portfolio Operations Associate
Credit Manager Private Wealth Assistant
Disbursement Associate Risk Management
Finance Analyst* Security Analyst
Finance Associate Security or Insurance Broker
Finance Rotation Program Associate Underwriter
Financial Advisor Vice President

 

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

 

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

 

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Matson, Driscoll & Damico
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • The Boston Foundation
  • TM Capital Corp

Industries

This is a sample of industries that often hire this major.

 

Brokerage Private Equity
Corporate Finance as a function in every industry Securities and Commodity Exchanges
Insurance Venture Capital
Investment Banking

 

Internships

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities

Business Analyst Intern

Financial Analyst Intern

Financial Services Intern

Investment Banking Intern

Life Insurance Sales

Property & Casualty Underwriting

 

Use SHuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

 

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations and Activities

For additional student  organizations click here.

For additional student involvement opportunities click here. 

Professional Associations

 Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups

Twitter Handles