Why Study Finance?


The field of finance encompasses three closely related perspectives: how businesses raise and invest capital; how individuals allocate their savings among different investment alternatives; and how markets function to equate the demand for capital by firms and the supply of capital by investors.

Strong Skills For Success

Our concentration 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.

Real Life Experience

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.

Strong Results

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.

Student Activities

At the Cook School, you can join the Finance Society, which provides students with the opportunity to learn about the different career paths in finance as well as the opportunity to network with finance professionals from the area. In addition, students develop leadership and communication skills through various roles in the club.

Career Paths


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