The master's-level concentration in finance curriculum offers students a strong foundation in the various areas of finance, including corporate finance, investments, international finance and financial institutions. This knowledge base is supplemented by case studies that provide applications to real-world cases. The emphasis is on development of strong analytical and quantitative skills that are readily applicable in finance-related jobs. Students also gain valuable, practical experience in using computer software applications in financial modeling.
Websites to explore
A great site that offers a wealth of information about traditional finance career areas such as commercial banking, corporate finance, investment banking, as well as more nontraditional areas such as real estate and insurance. It also has a great listing of books and other websites on careers in finance.
This site discusses skills and requirements for various financial career areas, key job areas, print resources, salaries and requirements, facts and trends, and has a list of questions that help students decide whether a given area might be a good fit.