Finance is the study of financial markets, institutions, the valuations of assets, and the allocation of assets to achieve desired financial goals.

About the Department

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The Cook School’s finance program prepares students for successful careers in finance in the ever-increasing global economy. In addition to gaining professional finance knowledge, students will develop strong analytical, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and electronic spreadsheet skills for success in today’s environment.

Through the management of $500,000 in university endowment funds, senior-level students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in evaluating common stocks as investments and in the fiduciary management of investment assets.

Our graduates have been extremely successful on the Series 7 exam and on other professional exams that are necessary for certain career paths in finance.

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