FINANCE (BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION)
Business Administration Emphasis
OVERVIEW OF FINANCE:
The study of Finance includes areas of investment principles, financial planning & management, corporate financial management, and banking. Remember that Finance is not a major entirely by itself. It is an area of emphasis within the Business Administration major. Make sure you read what's on this page in addition to the information on Business Administration to learn more about the program!
TIPS FROM THE PROF:
(from Dr. Robert Nagy, Associate Professor of Finance)
Be wary of the timing in taking courses, so as to avoid not being able to graduate in 4 years.
Getting a Masters degree is this field will definitely help you achieve higher employment. Although it is not necessary for success in this field, it’s a good idea! (MajorTopia! Hint: For information on graduate schools, see the "Graduate Programs" section below!)
WHO SHOULD HAVE THIS EMPHASIS :
Students who are interested in gathering and analyzing quantitative data, are good at math and statistics, enjoy logic, and have good communication skills will be interested in the Finance major.
WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS EMPHASIS AT UW-GREEN BAY:
DEDICATION. Faculty are committed to serving the needs of business and society and to providing an outstanding learning environment. Excellent teaching and high levels of student participation are valued. Upper-level classes frequently number fewer than 35 students, facilitating discussion and allowing close work with faculty.
APPLICATION. A distinctive feature of the program is that the majority of upper-level courses include a practical project component, offering the opportunity to apply the problem-solving theories and concepts learned in the classroom to real situations. Alumni say these experiences increase their value to employers and set them apart from traditional business program graduates.
SKILLS & ABILITIES GAINED WITH THIS EMPHASIS:
TOOLS YOU NEED FOR SUCCESS. The program provides considerable exposure to the liberal arts and develops the critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal, communication, quantitative and computer skills needed by graduates to successfully serve as leaders within modern organizations.
HOT TOPICS. The program also addresses contemporary organizational issues in specific classes and throughout the curriculum, such as hot news topics, global competition, social responsibility and ethics, and the relationship between finance and various environmental forces.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS EMPHASIS:
The following list represents just a few of the kinds of career titles for those emphasizing in Finance. Use it as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider in Finance.
Actuary, Appraiser, Audit Manager, Bank Manager, Bank Representative, Bookkeeper, Budget Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Manager , Claim Adjuster/Examiner, Consumer Credit/Loan Officer, Commodities Trader, CPA, Credit Counselor, Economist, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, Foreign Exchange Trader, Industrial/Institutional Buyer, Insurance Agent/Broker, Investment Banker, Loan Officer, Loan Processor, Management Accountant, Market Research Analyst, Mutual Fund Manager, Mutual Fund Trader, Payroll Administrator, Portfolio Analyst, Real Estate Developer, Securities Analyst, Stockbroker…
The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ those emphasizing in Finance:
Banks and other financial institutions, Financial planning agencies, Insurance companies, Real estate brokers or agencies, Government agencies, Corporations, Educational institutions
Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook @ http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm
LINKS TO GRAD PROGRAMS:
For information on accredited programs in accounting and business, contact: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business,. Homepage @ http://www.aacsb.edu
Official MBA Guide. Search the Official MBA Guide database to find vital information on MBA programs or business schools that best meet your graduate education needs, and rank programs on criteria you consider important. Homepage @ http://unicorn.us.com/guide/
Graduate School Guide. The comprehensive on-line guide to doctoral, masters, and professional programs. http://www.schoolguides.com
Gradschools.com. The most comprehensive online source of Graduate School Information. http://www.gradschools.com/
Peterson’s.com. The most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the web. http://www.petersons.com/
LINKS TO WEB SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Financial Management Association International. Dedicated to bridging the gap between financial theory and practice. Homepage @ http://fma.org
Financial Women's Association. One of the nation's most dynamic, non-profit organizations helping members advance their careers and enhance their personal. Homepage @ http://www.fwa.org/
CNN Financial Network. Up to the minute business and finance news, plus feature articles to help the individual investor. Homepage @ http://cnnfn.com/
Yahoo! Finance. A great resource with a ton of information! Homepage @ http://quote.yahoo.com/
LINKS FOR MORE HELP:
For course listings and descriptions for FINANCE and other disciplines, check out UW-Green Bay’s Programs of Study page @ http://www.uwgb.edu/catalog/undrgrad/programs.htm
More help is available on-campus at the Career Services Office at SS 1600, 465-2163. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/careers
Contact Academic Advising at SS 1600, 465-2362. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/advising
Another service for UW System students on the Web is UW HELP On-Line. This service provides in-depth information on the programs of the UW System. You can find them at @ http://www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu