To whom much is given, much is expected
Just as any investor expects to receive a dividend as a return for his investment, you can expect to reap the benefits of a world-class career if you are willing to invest your time and effort into a degree in finance.
Finance is one of most challenging and rewarding of all business majors. If you are willing to work hard, are attracted to a challenge, are a mathematical and logical thinker, and want a career that will put you in the heart of the business decision-making process and give you an invaluable set of knowledge and skills, then finance is for you.
What You Will Learn
The Finance major is designed to provide students with:
- A fundamental understanding of financial analysis and capital management;
- The ability to manage the financial resources of an organization to be an effective business leader;
- Tools for evaluating a firm's financial position and prospects in order to make sound investment decisions.
Our Finance students go on to careers in banking, accounting, and investments in New Orleans, on Wall Street, and throughout the world.
Get to know our finance faculty, and then explore the requirements of the degree program below.
With a core set of progressive finance courses and business curriculum from the economics, marketing, management, and accounting departments, our program will train you to be both an effective financial analyst and a business leader.
- Financial Management
This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.
- Analysis of Financial Statements
This course examines common techniques for the analysis of financial statements. In addition to covering traditional analytic approaches, this course explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements.
- Financial Institutions
This course examines the purpose and functions of financial markets and financial institutions, domestic and global. Emphasis is on asset/liability management. Cases may be used to foster an understanding of the problems and opportunities of different financial institutions.
This course analyzes different investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Techniques for selection, timing, and diversification of investment choices are emphasized. Portfolio theory is also explained as the capstone element at the end of this course.