The Finance degree provides students with the mastery of skills needed to facilitate, organize, analyze, and evaluate financial transactions in domestic as well as global financial markets. The core courses convey the cognitive and analytic competencies that underlie the discipline of finance. The specialized courses emphasize and reinforce the conceptual and quantitative underpinnings of financial transactions. Students are prepared for gainful employment in financial institutions including: investment banks, finance companies, and financial intermediaries such as commercial banks, savings banks, and insurance companies. Students are also prepared for employment in: brokerage firms, investment advisory services, finance departments of non-financial corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governmental agencies.