In a global economy, the world of finance is more challenging, complex and filled with more opportunities than ever. The finance program is designed to provide students with in-depth exposure to the background necessary for entry-level positions in various areas of financial management.
Students study financial management, money and capital markets, investments and derivative securities, and financial institutions. Also, the Finance program provides students with the opportunity to obtain United States (US) professional certifications including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certificate in Financial Management (CFM).Through your robust coursework, you will be able to:
Explore ethical dilemmas in finance and learn how to react appropriately
Apply these skills to careers in corporate finance, investments, institutional finance, financial planning and other business opportunities requiring an in-depth understanding of financial tools, theories and problem solving techniques.
II. Learn from seasoned faculty with solid experience
Our faculty includes Academic Qualified professors from American Universities, experienced executives and practicing business professionals, all with the same goal in mind: preparing students for a successful future in the business world. They are dedicated professors who thrive on interacting with students and helping them achieving their potential.
Through a variety of teaching methods including classroom, on-line and experiential learning, our faculty will prepare you to join the business world with high competency and world-class expertise.
IV. Policies and Prerequisites
A minimum scholastic cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required to be maintained at all times at the University. If the GPA drops below 2.00; you will be placed on Academic Probation for one semester, and if it does not return above 2.0 after one semester, you will be expelled from the University. For graduation you must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA and a 2.00 GPA in your major out of 4.00 GPA.
Students must complete 30 credit hours of required business courses in residence on Montplaisir campus after admission to the University, 21 required credits and 9 credit hours as electives in the chosen area of emphasis (Major) , and another set of 60 credits in non-business fields to earn a bachelor degree in business administration. Students must be in a residence at the campus awarding the degree, and must be registered as a business degree student during the term of graduation.
III. Career Opportunities
Through the finance program, students acquire the skills to work in corporate finance, consulting, financial markets, and investment and commercial banking. Graduates are able to handle job responsibilities such as financial analysis, cash management, securities analysis, or trading. Jobs may be very lucrative, even in non-management positions such as currency trading.
Larger businesses generally divide finance activities into treasury and control functions, while smaller firms often combine the two. Treasury activities include managing cash, acquiring assets, raising funds through securities issues, and negotiating bank loans to finance assets. Early career opportunities are often in cash management, financial analysis, or asset acquisition activities. Starting positions in investment management include securities analysts or traders for investment banking firms. Also, the students are prepared to take the United States (US) based CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) certification.