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Jan Ambrose, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Finance
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Raising money. Investing money. Managing money. Doing so effectively, wisely, and ethically. That’s the world of finance.
No matter how small its footprint or gigantic its reach, every business relies on a financial model for viability. Finance is the ideal field of study for students hoping to be financial managers, investment analysts, or financial services professionals.
To prepare students to work and thrive in today’s dynamic global financial environment, our program emphasizes the linking of theory to practice. In the classroom, we develop core competencies in areas such as analytical skills, decision-making frameworks, understanding risk, and how financial markets work. We also teach our students to become proficient in the use of financial tools, including time value analysis, financial forecasting, capital budgeting, asset management, and risk evaluation.
A student within the finance major can specialize in one of three tracks, each uniquely designed with career paths in mind: