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UT Tyler Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law

Finance

Professional opportunities in the field of finance can lead to careers in financial services such as banking officers, investment portfolio managers, corporate treasurers and financial planners.

Finance professionals are in high demand by corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies at all levels. The corporate finance career path can lead to very responsible positions, including vice president for finance or president of the firm.

A finance major is excellent preparation for graduate school in business (e.g. MBA) and law school.

Objectives

Students completing the finance major should be able to:

  1. A. Understand the organizational environment and related agency issues within which financial managers operate.
  2. Analyze financial statement data for an enterprise to assess liquidity, asset utilization, debt management, profitability and rewards of ownership.
  3. Estimate fund requirements for an enterprise. 
  4. Recognize the structure and functioning of financial markets.
  5. Differentiate between the risks, costs, and availability of various methods used to acquire short-term and long-term funds.
  6. Understand the critical variables determining the cost of capital.
  7. Measure the risk and return associated with various asset alternatives, and choose between competing investments options.
  8. Incorporate quantitative decision skills and the use of the computer in solving financial problems.
  9. Recognize major evolving issues in finance.
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