At USF, finance majors develop a clear understanding on how a firm obtains financial resources and obtains assets used to produce revenue and financial rewards for its owners and employees. Upon completion of the program, students can obtain jobs as a banking and credit analyst, entrepreneurial and small business financier, a financial planner and a general financial manager.
You will learn:
Concentrations include: Banking & Credit Analyst, Entrepreneurial & Small Business Finance, Financial Planning, General Financial Management
Students developed multilayer spreadsheets calculating projected retirement income requirements for fictional investors. This encompassed a large number of scenarios advancing a strategy for attaining specific retirement income goals.
Students worked with various cases relating importance of developing financial strategies to maximize the value of a firm by acquiring the proper mix of capital. Spreadsheet modeling was used to set up scenario analysis and solver criteria to deal with various financial factors.
Principles of Finance
Students worked in teams to develop interest rate forecasting models, stock pricing models and bond valuation models using Excel spreadsheets constructed from scratch.
Advanced Corporate Finance
Students formed three panels to discuss and compete in a “Jeopardy” gaming exercise reviewing key concepts connected with understanding capital structure theories and applications. This contest allows students to accumulate points in a game setting while allowing them to verbally explain concepts.
Students intern experiences and opportunities:
In some cases, there are only seven (7) to ten (10) additional courses to achieve a business minor or double major (varies by program; check catalog for details)
Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Transportation and Logistics Management, Interdisciplinary Business (for non-business majors).