Admission to Degree Program
The degree program carries special enrollment limitations. Please see the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center for specific details.
Financiers are the gatekeepers of the money within an economy. Finance is the study of the entire process from both sides—the financier holding the financial capital and the entity requesting the use of that capital. It explores how and under what conditions financial capital is transferred from the financiers to the corporations, governments, and individuals seeking to use the money. It offers a broad set of tools and insights regarding how to most profitably employ and allocate monetary resources. It studies the efficiency of the markets in which all these transactions take place. And it searches for ways in which all participants in the financial system can reduce or hedge the various risks they face. In a way, finance is the study of how to most effectively and most efficiently get financial resources from the financiers to the people who will create the next revolutionary product or service.
Finance graduates work in a variety of fields that include but are not limited to: asset manager, commercial banker, corporate financial planning analyst, corporate treasury analyst, consultant, credit analyst, equity analyst, investment banker, private wealth advisor, and securities or commodity trader.