Finance is the study of financial markets, financial instruments and investment decision making. Finance encourages individuals to analyze alternative methods in obtaining, managing and using capital. Finance incorporates basic economic theory, accounting and statistics in simple and complex mathematical models to study the complete economic reality of financing business and investments. From planning national policy to structuring the financing of major projects to managing personal investments, financial analysts interpret quantitative and qualitative information to manage money effectively.
Finance grads follow two career paths: corporate finance or investments. Both use mathematical models and sound ethical judgment to integrate forecasts, past trends, the impact of historic and current events, into their financial analysis. As a finance major, you'll study the essential elements of corporate finance and investments and then choose options such a global finance, portfolio management, financial institutions and markets, derivatives and financial modeling. After you graduate, consider taking the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), a recommended course for investment advisors.
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