Providing Tools for Contextual Decision Making
As a Finance student in Western's College of Business and Economics (CBE), you will obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and be in a position to excel in your field. The curriculum will prepare you with theories, concepts, and skills to help organize information and make educated decisions.
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Managing finances requires you to answer intricate questions like: Can we afford to give employees a raise? Is it better to rent or buy office space? How should we finance our business? Typically, a student who pursues a concentration in Finance is good with math and money, inherently a problem solver, and well organized. Students can also choose a Financial Economics major which includes an emphasis in finance, economics, and accounting. A Financial Economics major is intended for students who want to become financial analysts someday.
Lessons learned in your finance coursework can be applied to a variety of fields. Coursework is offered in all of the following areas and will prepare you for a successful career in finance and related fields:
- Corporate Finance
- Real Estate
- Options and Futures
- Multinational Finance
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Financial Analysis
A graduate with a concentration in Finance may work in a variety of positions. While we can't provide an exhaustive list of career opportunities, graduates often work in positions with titles like:
- Financial Analyst
- Loan Officer
- Business Financial Manager
- Portfolio Manager
- Financial Planner
- Stock Broker