General Information:
Finance, an available area of emphasis in the College of Business, encompassses both the science and art of managing money and investments. The Finance curriculum is divided into three primary areas:
Financial Management
Financial Markets and Institutions
The importance of finance in today's economy and the functions and purposes of monetary systems, credit, prices, money markets and financial institutions are stressed throughout the entire program. The study of finance provides students with an understanding of numerous financial theories such as the relation between risk and return, the factors that determine asset value, and strategies for minimizing the risk exposure of both corporations and investors; and thus the ability to make better business decisions.

Career Possibilities:
Budget Analyst
Claim Adjuster/Examiner
Commodities Trader
Consumer Credit/Loan Officer
Corporate Financial Management
Trust Analyst
Portfolio Analyst
International Trade Specialist
Inventory Control Specialist
Inventory Data Manager
Investment Broker
Investment Researcher
Lending Officer
Management Accountant
Mortgage Analyst
Pension Fund Manager
Property Manager
Public Practice Accountant
Rate Analyst
Risk Management
Treasury Management Specialist
Securities Analyst
International Financial Advisor
Financial Planner

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

M.A. - Sociology
M.B.S. - Mathematics
M.A. - Public Affairs
M.A. - Communication



Median annual earnings of financial analysts: $57,100.
Median annual earnings of personal financial advisors: $56,680.

Many financial analysts receive a bonus in addition to their salary, and the bonus can add substantially to their earnings. Usually, the bonus is based on how well their predictions compare to the actual performance of a benchmark investment.
Employment in 2002: 126,000
Projected Growth: Faster than average (21-35%)
Projected need for 2002-2012: 60,000 additional employees


UCCS Clubs:
Budget Advisory Committee
Delta Sigma Pi (International Business Fraternity)
Society of Success and Leadership
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

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