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  1. 1. Finance Finance Department Faculty and Staff Thomas Corrigan, Ph.D., Associate Professor Ako Doffou, Ph.D., C.F.A John Gerlach, Senior Business Executive in Residence and Associate Professor Ralph Lim, MBA, C.F.A, Associate Professor Bridget Lyons, Ph.D., Associate Professor Lucjan T. Orlowski, Ph.D., Chair Rupendra Paliwal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Rosemary Dobosz, Administrative Secretary The main educational objective of the Finance major is to develop the knowledge and skills that allow students to apply the tools and techniques of financial management in all types of organizations. The discipline focuses on financial management as it relates to the raising and investing of capital consistent with the stated goals of an organization. The Finance major also covers topics related to personal investing from the perspective of both the individual investor and the people entrusted to manage investment funds. Internships are widely available and strongly encouraged. The specific educational objectives of the Finance program are to enable students to: • Acquire the skills and tools required for financial analysis • Develop proficiency in modern techniques of corporate finance and investment • Develop an understanding of how finance interacts with the other business disciplines • Understand the operation and integration of global financial markets • Recognize the importance of technology in finance • Develop an awareness of the ethical dimension of financial decision making Graduates have gone on to work in companies, commercial and investment banks including General Electric, United Technologies, JP Morgan Chase, First Investors, Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, Cigna, Unilever and American Express. RELATED CAREER TITLES: Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree. *Actuary *Commodities *Financial Planner Trader *Appraiser *Consumer *Foreign Exchange Credit/Loan Officer Trader *Audit Manager *Controller *Government Official *Bank Manager *Cost Manager *Industrial/Institutional Buyer *Bank Representative *CPA *Insurance Agent/Broker
  2. 2. *Bookkeeper *Credit Counselor *International Trade Specialist *Branch Manager *Credit Manager *Investment Banker *Budget Analyst *Economist *Investment Researcher *Business Analyst *Estimator *Investor Relations *Loan Administrator *External Auditor *Loan Officer *Business Manager *Finance Writer *Loan Processor *Chief Executive *Financial Analyst *Management Officer Accountant *Chief Financial *Financial *Market Research Officer Consultant Analyst *Claim *Financial *Mergers/Acquisitions Adjuster/Examiner Economist Mgr *Mutual Fund *Property Manager *Securities Analyst Manager *Mutual Fund Trader *Rate Analyst *Securities Broker *Payroll *Real Estate *Stockbroker Administrator Developer *Portfolio Analyst *Sales Analyst *Systems Analyst *Treasury *Trust Analyst Management Specialist RELATED MAJOR SKILLS AND CHARACTERSTICS: Reading Active Listening Writing & speaking Comprehension skills Mathematics Critical Thinking Active Learning Monitoring Give Advice On Plan & Administer Finances Budgets Examine Financial Prepare Financial Prepare/Organize Records Reports Records Process Data- Computer Skills Computers CAREER PLANNING RESOURCES: Real people talk about their corporate finance careers: http://www.wetfeet.com/asp/RPP_interview.asp? rppid=163&rpName=Rita+Jones&type=c Career Magazine: http://www.careermag.com/ Careers in Finance slide show: http://fisher.osu.edu/career/ungrad/exploration/Careers%20In%20Finance.ppt Career Guide: Financial Planners & Business Managers: http://www.saludos.com/cguide/bguide.html#finplanners
  3. 3. Career Bank: http://www.careerbank.com/ The Princeton Review: http://www.review.com/career/index.cfm?careers=0 Business Job Finder- Explore Business Careers: Finance: http://www.careers-in-business.com Occupational Outlook Handbook: Budget Analysts: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos003.htm JOB LISTING / JOB SEARCH WEBSITES: Professional Finance Job Search & Career Information: http:// www.jobsinthemoney.com MonsterTRAK: http://www.monstertrak.com Financial Job Network: http://www.financialjobnet.com FINANCIALjobs.com: http://www.financialjobs.com/ Robert Half International Staffing - Finance and Accounting Jobs: http://www.roberthalffinance.com/Home? inTrack=logo Accounting.com: http://www.accounting.com/ Nation Job: http://www.nationjob.com/financial “Financial Jobs” An online source for professional careers in banking, accounting, corporate finance and investment: http://www.financial-jobs.com/ “Financial Jobs” A list of financial jobs nationwide: http://www.jobsinthemoney.com/ EMPLOYER INFORMATION: Bank of America: http://www.bankofamerica.com/ Merck and Co. Career Opportunities in Finance: http://www.merck.com/careers/finance.html Merrill Lynch: http://www.ml.com Salomon Brothers: http://www.salomon.com Goldman & Sachs: http://www.gs.com JP Morgan: http://www.jpmorgan.com The Harris Wealth Management Services: http://www.harrisdirect.com/home.html First Chicago Capital Markets- Research Publications: http://www.bankone.com
  4. 4. Corporate Finance Network: http://www.corpfin.net/h/index.html Wachovia Corporation: http://www.wachovia.com Prudential Financial: http://www.prudential.com PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Academy of Financial Services The primary objectives and purposes of this organization shall be to: Call for Papers encourage basic and applied research in the area of personal financial planning and financial services; encourage the development of the curricula in the financial services field at the university level; and encourage interaction between financial services professionals and academicians. http://www.academyfinancial.org/ American Finance Association The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics. http://www.afajof.org/ European Finance Association The aim of the Association is to provide a professional society of academicians and practitioners with an interest in financial management, financial theory and its application. EFA serves as a focal point of communication for its members residing in Europe and abroad. It also provides a framework for better dissemination of information and exchange at the international level. http://www.efa-online.org/associations/efa/index.asp Financial Management Association The Financial Management Association International (FMA) was established in 1970 and has become the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's members include academicians and practitioners across the world. FMA:  Broadens the common interests between academics and practitioners  Provides opportunities for professional interaction between and among academics, practitioners and students  Promotes the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices  Enhances the quality of education in finance http://www.fma.org/ International Association of Financial Engineers
  5. 5. The IAFE is the not-for-profit, professional society dedicated to fostering the profession of quantitative finance by providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the field. Founded in 1992, the IAFE is composed of individual academics and practitioners from banks, broker dealers, hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, technology firms, regulators, accounting, consulting and law firms, and universities across the globe. http://www.iafe.org/home.php Midwestern Finance Association The MFA is dedicated to developing and disseminating information on the finance discipline to members and other interested individuals through annual professional meetings and sponsorship of The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. http://www.midwestfinance.org/ Southern Finance Association The purpose of this Association is to foster the development of scientific and literary works in finance; to improve the teaching of finance: to enhance communication among people interested in finance who work in government, business, and academic institutions; and to undertake such other activities as may be appropriate for a non-profit association dedicated to finance scholarship. The Association will provide the opportunity for communicating ideas and advances in finance by holding an annual meeting wherein papers are presented and discussed, and where in discussion groups, panels and other forums may be held. http://www.southernfinance.org/ Western Finance Association Our purpose is (1) to serve as a focal point for communication among members, (2) to improve teaching and scholarship, and (3) to provide for the dissemination of information, including the holding of meetings and the support of publications. http://wpweb2k.gsia.cmu.edu/wfa/ RELATED PUBLICATIONS IN THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT LIBRARY: Conviser Duffy Financial Accounting and Reporting Success Guide for Accountants: Robert Half Vault Career Guide to The Accounting Major’s Guide to Connecticut CPA Firms Vault Career Guide to Top 50 Banking Employers: Derek Loosvelt and Vault Vault Career Guide to Top Financial Service Employers: Derek Loosvelt and Vault Vault Career Guide to Vault Finance Interviews: D. Bhatawedekhar Vault Career Guide to Vault Finance Interviews and Practice Guide: David Montoya