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  • 1.
    • Undergraduate
    • Concentrations
    USC Marshall School of Business Finance and Business Economics Department July 06, 2006 Finance and Business Economics (FBE) Department Hoffman Hall 701 - (213) 740-6515 http://www.marshall.usc.edu/FBE E-mail: fbe@usc.edu
  • 2. Finance & Business Economics: Prepare to: pursue an interesting career, make $, love your job…what more could you want?
    • FBE offers a range of upper-level elective courses preparing Marshall undergraduates for a variety of careers.
    • The FBE Department offers the following 8 concentrations:
      • Business Economics
      • Corporate Finance
      • Financial Analysis & Valuation (new)
      • General Financial Management
      • Investments & Financial Markets
      • Real Estate Finance
      • Real Estate & Construction Management
      • Real Estate Development
    “ If something's worth doing… … it's worth doing for money.” Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street RESULT: preparation for a career in finance, banking, economics, strategic planning, real estate or law.
  • 3. 1) Business Economics Makes sense in this economy.
    • A growing number of leading consulting firms & companies are looking to hire graduates with business economics education & training.
      • Flexible, allows for a wide selection of both Business Economics & Corporate Finance electives.
      • Preparation for a wide range of opportunities.
    Endless Career Opportunities - Consulting - Research Alternative to traditional Finance - Analytical - Challenging RESULT: preparation for a career in management or litigative consulting, government or industry research, and preparation for law or advanced business degrees.
  • 4. 1) Business Economics Makes sense in this economy. Career Opportunities - Consulting - Research Course Topics: - Applied Economics - Financial Analysis & Valuation -Policy Analysis -Law Career Ambition: - Management consulting - Litigation & Economic consulting - Strategy Consulting & Valuation Analysis - Professional/Analytical Role within Government - Advanced Study in Law, Business, Economics Sample Firms Hiring: Boutique Consulting - Bain & Co. - Cornerstone Research Big 4 Consulting : - E&Y, PWC, Deloitte, KPMG
  • 5. 2) Corporate Finance You mean business.
    • You want a focused corporate finance concentration and the opportunity to work for a major corporation, consulting firm or investment bank.
      • No required courses – you choose 4 “electives”
      • Flexible, allows for a wide selection of focused Corporate Finance electives
      • Preparation for a wide range of opportunities.
      • Types of jobs: Project analysis, financial planning and treasury functions, strategic planning, investment banking.
    One of our most popular Concentrations - Flexible - Challenging - Quantitative - Analytical Prepares you for various positions in consulting and corporate finance. RESULT: You know you like corporate finance and you want focused preparation.
  • 6. 2) Corporate Finance You mean business. Career Opportunities: - Corporation - Consulting - Investment bank Course Topics: - Applied Finance - Portfolio Management - Financial Analysis & Valuation - Corporate Governance - Accounting & Law
    • Career Ambition:
    • Financial Advisory
    • Consulting
    • Corporate Treasury or Financial Analyst
    • Sample Firms Hiring:
    • - Commercial & Investment Banking, Consulting
    • Wall Street Firms
    • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, CSFB, UBS, CIBC, Jefferies & Co., Merrill Lynch, BofA Securities, Deutsche Bank, Prudential; Roth Capital, Harvey & Co., RSMEquico, Wedbush Morgan Securities, Houlihan, Lokey Howard & Zukin, Blackstone Group
    • - Publicly & Private Companies
    • Boeing, Ratheon, Mattel, Disney, Sony, Fox
    • Countrywide, Kaiser Permanente, P&G
  • 7. 3) Financial Analysis & Valuation You want rigorous preparation in finance & accounting.
    • You want a focused finance & accounting concentration and the opportunity to work in a global financial institution such as a investment management firm, or commercial and investment banks.
      • This is a new concentration developed by FBE, the Leventhal School of Accounting and the Center for Investment Studies.
      • Academically Rigorous, provides comprehensive preparation in Corporate Finance & Financial Analysis electives.
      • Firms hiring on campus have indicated a preference for students with finance and accounting knowledge.
      • Types of jobs: equity research, sales & trading, portfolio management, commercial and investment banking.
    Our newest Concentration - Challenging - Quantitative - Analytical Developed to provide skills & knowledge for the competitive global financial marketplace RESULT: You are seeking rigorous preparation in both corporate finance & accounting.
  • 8. 3) Financial Analysis & Valuation You want rigorous preparation in finance & accounting.
    • Career
    • Opportunities:
    • - Commercial & Investment banks
    • Investment Management
    • Course Topics:
    • - Financial
    • accounting
    • - Financial
    • analysis &
    • valuation,
    • - Credit analysis
    • - Financial
    • instruments &
    • markets
    • Career Ambition:
    • Financial Advisory - Equity Research
    • Private Equity - Portfolio management
    • Sample Firms Hiring:
    • - Commercial, Consulting, Wall Street Firms
    • Blackstone Group, BofA Securities, CIBC, CSFB, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Harvey & Co., Houlihan, Jefferies & Co., Lokey Howard & Zukin, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Prudential; Roth Capital, RSMEquico, UBS, Wedbush Morgan Securities
    • - Investment Management Firms
    • Brandes Investment Partners, The Capital Group, Engemann Asset Management, Nicholas Applegate, Oaktree Capital management, PIMCO, TCW
    • Money Management Consulting Firms
    • Cambridge, Frank Russell, Mercer, Wilshire Associates
    • - Hedge Funds
    • Broidy Capital Management, Dorchester Capital Partners
  • 9. 4) General Financial Management You seek flexibility.
    • This concentration offers students the widest range of course offerings.
      • Choose Required and Elective courses from 16 different course offerings .
      • Flexible, allows for a wide selection of both Business Economics & Corporate Finance electives.
      • Best option for students who wish to explore a wide range of financial activities prior to making career decisions.
    Generalist Preparation - General Management - Banking - Finance - Consulting - Investment Advisory - Law - MBA RESULT: Generalist preparation for various careers and for law or advanced business degrees.
  • 10. 4) General Financial Management You seek flexibility. Career Ambition: Similar to Corporate Finance Sample Firms Hiring: Similar to Corporate Finance Generalist Preparation - General Management - Banking - Finance - Consulting - Investment Advisory - Law - MBA
  • 11. 5) Investments & Financial Markets It’s all about the financial markets.
    • Students pursuing this option are ideally prepared for financial advisory, trading and investment banking careers.
      • You will be exposed to investment and portfolio management and theories.
      • You will gain analytical insight and knowledge about a wide range of financial instruments.
      • Flexible, allows for wide selection of courses - Great concentration for students interested in the financial markets.
    Careers in the Financial Markets - Investment Advisory - Asset Management - Trading - Investment Banking - Portfolio Management - Debt & Equity Research RESULT: Specific preparation for careers in the financial markets and investment advisory services.
  • 12. 5) Investments & Financial Markets It’s all about the financial markets. Career Opportunities: - Financial Services Course Topics: - Investment Analysis - Financial Products - Financial Analysis & Valuation - Portfolio Management - Technical Analysis Career Ambition: - Financial Advisory - Portfolio management - Securities trading - Institutional/retail sales (stock broker) - Private Client Services - Financial Planning/Wealth Management Sample Firms Hiring: Various Wall Street firms - Investment Banks & Brokerage - Hedge Funds - Money Management Firms: PIMCO, TCW, Wilshire Associates, The Capital Group - Debt & Equity Research
  • 13. 6) Real Estate Finance It’s all about the real estate markets.
    • The study of real estate involves the application of business decision-making tools in the real estate industry.
      • Emphasis is placed on economics and financial analysis of issues in real estate markets including those related to investment and development.
      • Learn about securitizations of real estate debt and equity and how to apply decision-making strategies to real estate investment.
      • Flexible, allows for wide selection of courses - Great concentration for students interested in both real estate and the financial markets.
    Financial Aspects of Real Estate & Investments - Real Estate Banking - Commercial Finance - Investment - Development RESULT: Specific preparation for careers in real estate finance, investment and development.
  • 14. 6) Real Estate Finance It’s all about the real estate markets. Career Opportunities: - Real Estate Financial Services Course Topics: - Analysis of real estate markets - Real Estate development - Real Estate Investment - Securitizations - Financial Analysis & Valuation Career Ambition: - Consulting (Real Estate) - Commercial & Investment Banking - Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Sample Firms Hiring: Big 4 Consulting: - E&Y, PWC, Deloitte, KPMG Various Wall Street firms - Investment Banks & Brokerage
  • 15. 7) Real Estate & Construction Mgmt You want to get out there and kick the dirt.
    • You are interested in construction, project management and all aspects of the real estate development process.
      • Coursework includes upper division courses in construction engineering and management from the Civil Engineering Department.
      • Comprehensive (6 courses in total)
      • Opportunity to participate in a real-world feasibility study sponsored by an industry client.
      • Great concentration for students interested in real estate, entrepreneurship and construction.
    Real Estate & Construction Management - Architecture - Civil Engineering - Project Management - Consulting - Homebuilders - Commercial Real Estate - Strategy & Development RESULT: Specific preparation for careers in real estate development and construction management.
  • 16. 7) Real Estate & Construction Mgmt You want to get out there and kick the dirt. Course Topics: - Joint Program FBE/CE - Construction & Project Mgmt. - Entrepreneurial Studies Career Ambition: - Construction Firm - Family Business
  • 17. 8) Real Estate Development You want to plan and develop real estate.
    • You are interested in working at the nexus of real estate, architecture and urban planning.
      • Coursework includes upper division courses in the Schools of Policy Planning and Development and Architecture.
      • Comprehensive (5 courses in total)
      • Great concentration for students interested in real estate, entrepreneurship, architecture, urban planning and development.
    Real Estate Development - Urban Planning - Civil Engineering - Project Management - Consulting - Homebuilders - Commercial Real Estate - Strategy & Development RESULT: Specific preparation for careers in real estate planning and development.
  • 18. 8) Real Estate Development You want to plan and develop real estate. Course Topics: Joint Program: FBE/PPD/ARCH - Urban Planning, Project Mgmt. Career Ambition: - Commercial Real Estate Brokerage - Real Estate Development & Planning
  • 19. Why Finance & Business Economics?
    • Good reasons to choose FBE:
    • - Top-ranked faculty
    • Variety of topics
    • Interesting courses
    • - Fun & Lucrative Careers
    • - Challenging
    • Excellent student organizations
    • Networking & career preparation
  • 20. Boiling it all down: Tips for deciding your FBE concentration
    • Think about what you enjoy and what challenges and motivates you.
    • Do your research and talk to:
      • Professors
      • Fellow students
      • Academic advisor
      • Career center
    • Identify courses that you would enjoy.
    • Identify a career that you would enjoy.
    Remember: Be informed. Do what you love. We look forward to having you in our FBE courses!
  • 21.
    • For Q&A or more information:
    USC Marshall School of Business Finance and Business Economics Department Finance and Business Economics Concentrations Julia Plotts (213) 821-6798 Plotts@marshall.usc.edu Lloyd Levitin (213) 740-6524 [email_address] Real Estate Concentrations Bob Bridges (213) 740-6557 RBridges@marshall.usc.edu Tracey Seslan (213) 740-5796 Tracey.Seslen@marshall.usc.edu General FBE Q&A Helen Pitts (213) 740-6554 [email_address] Please contact us! -Finance -Business Economics -Real Estate -General Information