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FBE Sr. Concentration Night Presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>Undergraduate </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrations </li></ul>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. 2. Finance & Business Economics: Prepare to: pursue an interesting career, make $, love your job…what more could you want? <ul><li>FBE offers a range of upper-level elective courses preparing Marshall undergraduates for a variety of careers. </li></ul><ul><li>The FBE Department offers the following 8 concentrations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Analysis & Valuation (new) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Financial Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investments & Financial Markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Estate Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Estate & Construction Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Estate Development </li></ul></ul>“ 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. 3. 1) Business Economics Makes sense in this economy. <ul><li>A growing number of leading consulting firms & companies are looking to hire graduates with business economics education & training. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, allows for a wide selection of both Business Economics & Corporate Finance electives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for a wide range of opportunities. </li></ul></ul>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. 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. 5. 2) Corporate Finance You mean business. <ul><li>You want a focused corporate finance concentration and the opportunity to work for a major corporation, consulting firm or investment bank. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No required courses – you choose 4 “electives” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, allows for a wide selection of focused Corporate Finance electives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for a wide range of opportunities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of jobs: Project analysis, financial planning and treasury functions, strategic planning, investment banking. </li></ul></ul>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. 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 <ul><li>Career Ambition: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Advisory </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Treasury or Financial Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Firms Hiring: </li></ul><ul><li>- Commercial & Investment Banking, Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Firms </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>- Publicly & Private Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Boeing, Ratheon, Mattel, Disney, Sony, Fox </li></ul><ul><li>Countrywide, Kaiser Permanente, P&G </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3) Financial Analysis & Valuation You want rigorous preparation in finance & accounting. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a new concentration developed by FBE, the Leventhal School of Accounting and the Center for Investment Studies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academically Rigorous, provides comprehensive preparation in Corporate Finance & Financial Analysis electives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firms hiring on campus have indicated a preference for students with finance and accounting knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of jobs: equity research, sales & trading, portfolio management, commercial and investment banking. </li></ul></ul>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. 8. 3) Financial Analysis & Valuation You want rigorous preparation in finance & accounting. <ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>- Commercial & Investment banks </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Management </li></ul><ul><li>Course Topics: </li></ul><ul><li>- Financial </li></ul><ul><li>accounting </li></ul><ul><li>- Financial </li></ul><ul><li>analysis & </li></ul><ul><li>valuation, </li></ul><ul><li>- Credit analysis </li></ul><ul><li>- Financial </li></ul><ul><li>instruments & </li></ul><ul><li>markets </li></ul><ul><li>Career Ambition: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Advisory - Equity Research </li></ul><ul><li>Private Equity - Portfolio management </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Firms Hiring: </li></ul><ul><li>- Commercial, Consulting, Wall Street Firms </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>- Investment Management Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Brandes Investment Partners, The Capital Group, Engemann Asset Management, Nicholas Applegate, Oaktree Capital management, PIMCO, TCW </li></ul><ul><li>Money Management Consulting Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge, Frank Russell, Mercer, Wilshire Associates </li></ul><ul><li>- Hedge Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Broidy Capital Management, Dorchester Capital Partners </li></ul>
  9. 9. 4) General Financial Management You seek flexibility. <ul><li>This concentration offers students the widest range of course offerings. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose Required and Elective courses from 16 different course offerings . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, allows for a wide selection of both Business Economics & Corporate Finance electives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best option for students who wish to explore a wide range of financial activities prior to making career decisions. </li></ul></ul>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. 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. 11. 5) Investments & Financial Markets It’s all about the financial markets. <ul><li>Students pursuing this option are ideally prepared for financial advisory, trading and investment banking careers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will be exposed to investment and portfolio management and theories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will gain analytical insight and knowledge about a wide range of financial instruments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, allows for wide selection of courses - Great concentration for students interested in the financial markets. </li></ul></ul>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. 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. 13. 6) Real Estate Finance It’s all about the real estate markets. <ul><li>The study of real estate involves the application of business decision-making tools in the real estate industry. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis is placed on economics and financial analysis of issues in real estate markets including those related to investment and development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about securitizations of real estate debt and equity and how to apply decision-making strategies to real estate investment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, allows for wide selection of courses - Great concentration for students interested in both real estate and the financial markets. </li></ul></ul>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. 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. 15. 7) Real Estate & Construction Mgmt You want to get out there and kick the dirt. <ul><li>You are interested in construction, project management and all aspects of the real estate development process. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coursework includes upper division courses in construction engineering and management from the Civil Engineering Department. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive (6 courses in total) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to participate in a real-world feasibility study sponsored by an industry client. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great concentration for students interested in real estate, entrepreneurship and construction. </li></ul></ul>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. 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. 17. 8) Real Estate Development You want to plan and develop real estate. <ul><li>You are interested in working at the nexus of real estate, architecture and urban planning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coursework includes upper division courses in the Schools of Policy Planning and Development and Architecture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive (5 courses in total) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great concentration for students interested in real estate, entrepreneurship, architecture, urban planning and development. </li></ul></ul>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. 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. 19. Why Finance & Business Economics? <ul><li>Good reasons to choose FBE: </li></ul><ul><li>- Top-ranked faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting courses </li></ul><ul><li>- Fun & Lucrative Careers </li></ul><ul><li>- Challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent student organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Networking & career preparation </li></ul>
  20. 20. Boiling it all down: Tips for deciding your FBE concentration <ul><li>Think about what you enjoy and what challenges and motivates you. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research and talk to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fellow students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify courses that you would enjoy. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify a career that you would enjoy. </li></ul>Remember: Be informed. Do what you love. We look forward to having you in our FBE courses!
  21. 21. <ul><li>For Q&A or more information: </li></ul>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

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