Finance

Program Snapshot

Thrive In The Financial World

When it comes to the prosperity of a business, nothing is more important than a solid financial foundation. Finance is a body of concepts, principles and theories dealing with making strategic investment acquisitions, and identifying where the firm will get the long-term capital to finance the strategic investments.

Finance courses explore the day-to-day operations of a firm and examines how to ensure the business is successful.

Everyone has to deal with money. Finance takes a closer look at this dynamic by studying the management of money for individuals, companies and governments. Topics in world capital markets, investments in real and financial assets and the world of international finance are covered.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Acquire the ability to make sound financial decisions that will maximize the value of a business.
  • Learn to effectively manage money to provide growth in investments.
  • Understand the time value of money and how to use the concept to make sound financial decisions.
  • Learn to help a firm raise capital to foster growth.
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to make sound strategic decisions to ensure a successful business.

Why study at CBU?

A finance concentration at CBU will prepare students for many careers in the financial services industry and in other related fields. The skills and concepts learned include the ability to make sound financial decisions and will lead the way to achieve a successful work-life environment.

The scope of finance is broad. Finance courses at CBU explore the full spectrum, from corporate finance, personal finance, investments, capital market theory, financial markets and international finance. Courses in accounting and economics are also ideal for a concentration in finance.

Sample Courses

  • FINC 2405: Personal Finance
  • FINC 4403: Investment Management
  • FINC 4408: International Finance

Possible Career Paths

  • Commercial banking
  • Insurance Advisor
  • Investment Broker
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Experiential Learning Opportunities

The Shannon School of Business maintains a close relationship with the local business community, giving students the opportunity to work on various projects including co-op placements and group projects.

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