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Finance

Department Overview

The finance program prepares graduates for managerial careers and advanced study in finance. Financial professionals evaluate all business and financial risks and returns in business decisions. Using economic theory and the techniques of accounting and statistics, financial managers direct funds acquisition, funds management, and investment. Graduates may pursue careers in corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investments, and government.

 
Opportunities in Finance
Financial skills are necessary for effective decision making in all areas of management. Our students are well prepared for careers in various fields:

Financial Management
The greatest number of job opportunities are in management of industrial, retail and service firms, as well as government and nonprofit organizations.

Money and Capital Markets
Banks, insurance companies and investment institutions employ finance graduates as loan officers, managers, and security and portfolio analysts.

Investments
Brokerage firms, banks, mutual funds and insurance companies employ graduates in sales, securities analysis and portfolio management.

Our Graduates
A recent survey of our graduates shows that:

  • Two-thirds found their first jobs in Finance;
  • Two-thirds are currently working in the field;
  • Two-thirds go on for advanced degrees;
  • Many alums hold professional certifications: CFA, JD, CPA, securities licenses, etc.

We are proud of our graduates and their professional success.

 
View the Curriculum
Study Abroad Opportunities

 
Interested in Finance?

Contact:
Department Chairperson
Patricia Root, J.D.
Office: RVAC 427-01
rootp@ccsu.edu

(860) 832-3260

Finance Association Club
 
Faculty

CCSU's Finance faculty are well-qualified. All are PH.D.-trained scholars with extensive backgrounds in financial management and investments, both domestic and international. Their practical experience provides depth to the academic material and enriches the classroom experience.


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