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The principal areas of study in finance are financial management in small and large businesses, investments, financial institutions, and international finance. The study of finance is intended to provide an understanding of fundamental theory and practice pertaining to finance, to make sound financial decisions. Students are taught to think logically about financial problems, so that they can formulate and implement value maximizing decisions and policies for the business. For this purpose, it is necessary to understand the importance of finance in the economy and the functions and purposes of monetary systems, credit, prices, money markets and financial institutions. Emphasis is placed on financial policy, management, control, analysis, and decision making.
The finance major provides students with the skills to succeed in all areas of finance. Numerous job opportunities exist in the field of business finance and with financial institutions, mutual funds, securities firms, personal wealth management firms, and financial planning firms including positions involving an understanding and sale of securities.
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.