Finance Concentration

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. Working in the field of finance and investments typically requires both excellent analytical and communication skills. Individuals must be able to problem-solve, deal with ambiguity and rapidly changing environments, have high computer proficiency/mathematical skills, and have high initiative or self-starter potential.

The Finance concentration gives you a strong foundation in theory and critical thinking. 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 sophomore 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. When you graduate, you are prepared to embark on many career paths. Recent finance graduates are employed in organizations such as IBM, GE, Credit Suisse, State Street Bank, Citigroup, Duff & Phelps, Vanguard, Scott Trade and Boeing. Others have gone on to do graduate work at Berkeley, Cornell, Wharton, Harvard, NYU, and Northwestern.

Concentration Courses

Courses Required in the Junior Year

Six additional credits are required to complete the concentration

Finance Faculty

Dr. Charles Schnitzlein
211 Kalkin Hall
(802) 656-9281

Dr. Kevin Chiang
315 Kalkin Hall
(802) 656-0515

Dr. Hugh Marble
308 Kalkin Hall
(802) 656-8273

Dr. Michael Tomas III
217 Kalkin Hall
(802) 656-8270