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Financial Management Concentration

The financial management concentration is a hybrid between the finance concentration and the accounting concentration. The concentration is intended to provide students who are interested in a career in finance with a stronger background in accounting compared to the finance concentration.  The possible career paths for a student with a financial management concentration are the same as those of a finance concentration (see Finance Concentration for details). However, the financial management concentration may better prepare the student for careers such as financial analyst or budget analyst.   

Career Possibilities

Corporate and Public Finance
        Financial Analysis; Budget Analysis; Financial Services Broker
        Loan Officer; Corporate Credit Analysis; Commercial Lending; Mortgage Loans;  
        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 

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

Four Required Courses
BUS 330A Intermediate Accounting (4 units)
BUS 435 Cost Accounting (4 units)  
BUS 472 Investments (4 units)
BUS 474 Computer Applications in Finance (4 units)
One Additional Course
BUS 330B Intermediate Accounting (4 units)
BUS 377 Financial Institutions or ECON 375 Money and Banking (4 units)
BUS 437 Governmental Accounting (4 units)
BUS 470 Managerial Finance (4 units) 
BUS 471 Case Studies in Finance (4 units)
BUS 473 International Finance (4 units)  
BUS 475W Wine Accounting and Finance (4 units)
BUS 476 Risk Management and Insurance (4 units)  

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