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Finance Concentration

The financial industry offers challenging, diverse and lucrative career opportunities for self-motivated, diligent candidates. Change is constant in the field of finance, requiring continued education in technology, government regulations, and the globalization of the marketplace. Employers select highly ambitious and efficient people to join the ranks and those who are most successful in the industry are focused on their professional goals from the start.

Career Possibilities

Corporate and Public Finance
        Financial Analysis; Budget Analysis; Financial Services Broker
        Loan Officer; Corporate Credit Analysis; Commercial Lending;
        Cash/Credit Management
        Insurance Underwriter; Claims Analysis; Risk Management; Sales
Personal Financial Planning
        Financial Advising; Portfolio Management; Sales; Customer Service
Real Estate
        Residential Brokerage; Appraisals; Property Management; Commercial Sales
Investment Banking
        Corporate Financial Analysis; Equity and Debt; Retail Bond and Equity Sales
        Financial Reporting; Cost Accounting; Tax Planning

Concentration Requirements

1.  Complete All Pre-Business Requirements.
2.  Complete Six Upper-Division Core Business Classes.
3.  Complete Five Courses From the List Below.  

Two Required Courses
BUS 472 Investments (4 units)  
BUS 474 Computer Applications in Finance (4 units)

Three Additional Courses (Note: Select three courses from Group A OR select two courses from Group A and one course from Group B.)
                    Group A
BUS 377 Financial Institutions or ECON 375 Money and Banking (4 units)
BUS 385 Special Topics (as relevant, 1-4 units)
BUS 470 Managerial Finance (4 units) 
BUS 471 Case Studies in Finance (4 units)
BUS 473 International Finance (4 units) 
BUS 476 Insurance and Risk Management (4 units)       
                   Group B
BUS 330A Intermediate Accounting (4 units)
BUS 399F Advanced Work Experience in Finance (3-4 units)
BUS 433B Corporate and Estate Taxation (4 units)
BUS 475W Wine Accounting and Finance (4 units)
BUS 499F Internship in Business (3-4 units)
ECON 311 Public Economics (4 units)
ECON 317 Introduction to Econometrics (4 units)

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