Admissions : Undergraduate Degree Programs

Finance

Why study finance at WCSU?
Students at Western learn that great decision-making in money management centers around sound financial practices.  In any business or corporate setting, this is handled by those with a strong finance education.

The growth of corporations hinges on successful finance strategies
The finance field focuses on in-depth studies of money and banking, financial institutions and markets, financial assets valuation, investments and portfolio management, risk and return analysis, use of derivatives to hedge against risk, and proper strategies to keep a business financially healthy.

A WCSU finance degree leads to . . . a fast track for finance careers    
Today, many WCSU finance grads from the Ancell School of Business are already in the workforce using practical skills to analyze financial issues.  They work with proven methodologies and contribute to resolving challenges of business, industry and nonprofit organizations.

Graduates of this program can pursue careers as investment analysts, securities traders, investment bankers and in a host of careers that require analytical ability and the commitment to solving unique and challenging financial problems.
This option is designed for future bankers, financial analysts, financial planners and a number of related careers that require the ability to synthesize a broad range of financial, accounting and economic variables to make sound financial decisions.

The finance department is dedicated to the principles of quality teaching and the practice of professional excellence. Consistent with the school and University mission, the department is committed to providing finance students with the theoretical background, critical thinking and practical skills necessary for pursuing a career in financial investments and markets, financial management or international finance.

The department prepares its students with the methods of financial planning, financial analysis and control, and for management of complex, changing forms of financial risk.

The finance department is also committed to providing all business students with the statistical knowledge and computer expertise necessary to make data-based decisions across all functional areas of business. The finance program emphasizes the development of the analytical, quantitative, statistical, and communication methodologies necessary for success in the financial industry.

A graduate of the Finance Department should be able to :

  • Demonstrate knowledge of  portfolio management, security valuations, financial statement analysis, and risk-return analysis.
  • Demonstrate  knowledge of financial planning, long & short term financing , and the functions of financial management.
  • Apply basic analytical and quantitative techniques to solve complex problems and make sound financial decisions.
  • Utilize computer based analytic methods
  • Demonstrate knowledge of domestic and international markets & institutions
  • Effectively communicate financial problems and solutions orally and in writing

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