University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Finance Concentration

The Finance concentration gives you a strong foundation in theory that enables you to continue learning and keep pace with new developments after you graduate.

Through cases and projects you will develop skills in practical financial analysis and decision making. The introductory course, BSAD 180, Managerial Finance, is taken during the junior year. This course draws on economics and financial accounting to build a framework for asset valuation and management. In your advanced courses, you will extend and apply that framework to a wide range of financial management issues and problems.

Why study finance?

There has been a revolution in financial theory and institutions during the last 30 years. Three recent Nobel Prize recipients have been honored for their work in finance. Their theories are used with increasing frequency for structuring portfolios and valuing securities and options. Today no major financial services company can survive without them. The revolution in financial institutions has been equally powerful. Mortgage backed securities total over four trillion dollars in assets. Zero coupon bonds, securitized loans, exchange traded options, and junk bonds are a few of the financial innovations that expand alternatives available to borrowers and lenders and increase economic growth and standards of living.

Careers in Finance

When you graduate, you are prepared to embark on many career paths. Recent finance graduates are employed in organizations such as IBM, GE, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Brothers, Banker's Trust, Bank of America, Duff & Phelps, Bear Stearns and Union Carbide. Others have gone on to do graduate work at Berkeley, Cornell, Wharton, Harvard, NYU, and Northwestern. Learn more about careers and our alumni.

Finance Faculty

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Concentration courses/requirements*

Preferred Math Sequence: Math 19, 20 & 22 or Math 21 & 22

Four courses from the following list are required:

  • BSAD 181 - Intermediate Financial Management
  • BSAD 184 - Financial Institutions and Markets
  • BSAD 282 - Security Valuation & Portfolio Mgt.
  • BSAD 260 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • BSAD 263 - Accounting & the Environment
  • BSAD 268 - Advanced Topics in Management Accounting
  • BSAD 285 - Options and Futures
  • BSAD 288 - Wall Street Seminar - by invitation only
  • BSAD 289 - Real Estate Finance

Occasionally, special advanced topics in Finance courses are offered under the course numbers BSAD 195, 196, or 295.

Read general requirements from the UVM Catalogue.

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