off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
Be an ace of investment banking. Challenge yourself with a career in stock trading. Learn the ins and outs of saving and lending money.
- Business Co-operative Education Program
Co-op education allows you to take what you've learned in the classroom and apply it to real life work situations. The Cameco Business Co-operative Education Program provides students with eight months of relevant work experience and the opportunity to develop relationships with influential business contacts. You will also receive coaching and skill-building sessions in the areas of networking, etiquette, and interview success prior to going out on your co-op term.
Third year students from all majors are welcome to apply. The number of participants and companies continues to grow every year, with the ultimate goal of being able to accommodate up to 200 students.
Goodspeed Career Services manages the co-op program and offers many career development services exclusive to Edwards School of Business students.
Finance is the science of funds management. The general areas of finance are business finance, personal finance and public finance. Finance includes saving money and often includes lending money. The field of finance deals with the concepts of time, money, and risk, and how they are interrelated. It also deals with how money is spent and budgeted.
- COMM 203: Introduction to Finance
- Deals with the functions of the financial manager, including the problems and techniques of financial decision-making. Topics include: goals of the firm, management of working capital, financial problems and decisions involving intermediate and long-term financing, capital budgeting under certainty, and capital structure as it relates to weighted average cost of capital.
- COMM 364: Risk and Insurance
Deals with the concepts of risk, risk measurement and treatment, various kinds of insurance including life, health and social security insurance; property and liability insurance; insurance institutions and contracts regulation. Other topics include theft insurance; surety bonds, re-insurance, insurance and inflation and business risk management.
- COMM 429: Personal Financial Planning
Deals with the advanced concepts related to personal financial strategies. The focus is on developing the skills and teaching the tools a professional will need to practice as a personal financial planner. Topics include knowing your client's profile and financial situation, constructing appropriate investment strategies, advanced tax strategies, understanding of personal risks and risk management strategies, and advanced estate planning strategies. A major objective of this course is to teach the student how to integrate the various strategies to develop a comprehensive financial plan for the client. The legal and ethical considerations in personal financial planning will be considered separately and emphasized throughout the course.
Finance is a great choice because of the many opportunities to do all kinds of interesting work. In investments, finance majors go on to be investment bankers, brokers, insurance agents, derivatives traders, and other interesting and challenging careers.
In personal finance, finance majors work in banking, investment consulting and advisory, insurance sales, and other roles, with a special emphasis on personal financial management and planning. In the academic world, finance majors can pursue a master's degree or even consider a Ph.D.! There are also many finance roles in industry and government that provide excellent career options.
Students who major in finance may continue their professional development with careers like the following:
- investment manager/consultant
- financial analyst/advisor
- risk and insurance manager
- portfolio manager
- corporate financial manager