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The Finance Major at Wilkes is constructed upon the Sidhu School’s common foundation courses and General Education requirements of the University. Finance Majors begin their studies with Fin 340-341. This two-semester sequence cover all the relevant topic associated with financial management ad planning. Subsequent courses cover other topics such as investment management, long-term strategic financial planning, risk management and insurance, and money and banking.
The most common career path for graduates in this major is in the financial division of a multiline business and may lead to the chief financial officer (CFO) position. Other paths are to be found in the banking, insurance, and securities industries. For those considering an academic career, the major may lead to an MBA and/or doctoral program. Finally, a Finance Major has the flexibility to choose a skill path that emphasizes such areas as marketing, quantitative analysis, or systems design and management.
The Money Matters Club offers educational programs to a wide variety of audiences – elementary, middle, and high school students, university students, the general public, and seniors. Their mission is to help others achieve financial understanding and independence.
Wilkes Capital Management, the student investment club, invests real dollars in the equities markets. The research, analysis, and portfolio management experiences helps prepare students for a career in investment analysis and financial services as well as their own investment programs.