Concentration Information

Finance is the study of how financial assets are created, traded and valued. Within the Finance/Accounting concentration, you can focus your studies on corporate finance or investment management.

The corporate finance track is designed to teach you the role of accounting in business management, financial planning and decision-making. As a student in corporate finance, you develop your knowledge in areas such as reporting to shareholders, managing costs, creating shareholder value, measuring performance and making strategic accounting and financing choices. Your coursework includes Financial Management, Business Taxation, Corporate Financial Reporting and Incentives and Controls.

If you pursue the investment management track, you learn how to price stocks, bonds, options, futures and other derivative securities.  You learn how to sensibly manage an investment portfolio through courses such as Investment Analysis, Derivative Securities and Financial Management. You develop an understanding of the different approaches used by asset managers.

Possible Career Paths

  • Corporate Finance (Accounting, Auditing, Budget Analysis)
  • Banking (Lending, Securitization)
  • Investment Banking (Underwriting, Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Financial Advising, Wealth Management
  • Insurance
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital
  • Portfolio Management
  • Security Analysis

Suggested Finance, Accounting and Related Courses

200A Financial Accounting

202A Markets and the Firm

205 Financial Theory and Policy

202B Business, Government and the International Economy

203B Forecasting and Managerial Research Methods

260 Corporate Finance

261 Investment Analysis

263 Derivative Securities

264 Business Taxation

265 Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation

266 International Finance

270 Corporate Financial Reporting

271 Strategic Cost Management

272 Evaluation of Financial Information

274 Corporate Governance

276 Real Estate Finance and Development

285 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting

290 Multi-Asset Investing

297 International Study Trip

200B Managerial Accounting

410 Corporate Governance

201 Financial Reporting

203 Intermediate Financial Reporting

205 Advanced Financial Reporting

211 Tax Reporting and Analysis

213 Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis

215 Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis

231 Analysis and Use of Accounting Reports

241 Auditing and the Accounting Profession

243 Auditing and Attestation Services

251 Managerial Accounting and Controls

261 Communications for Professional Accountants

271 Accounting Ethics

409 Managing Multi-Asset Class Investment Portfolios

416 Topics in Private Equity

292 Behavioral Valuation

258 Mergers and Acquisitions

292 Multi Asset Investing

422 Behavioral Valuation

259 Banking and the Financial System

429 Detection and Prevention of Asset Misappropriation Fraud in the Workplace

455 Audit Data Analytics

490 High Impact Presentations