Lincoln Hall, Room 101
Dr. Keun Lee; Ms. Michelle Lesnar; Dr. John E. Peterson
Finance is critical to all business enterprise. Finance is applicable to all aspects of business and the domestic and international economy. At the micro level it is concerned with portfolio analysis, a firm’s capital structure, and risk analysis. At the macro level we study the banking system, the role of the Federal Reserve in monetary policy, and international finance and exchange rate issues. There are three main areas of finance: financial management deals with the allocation of financial resources within the firm; the investments area examines the task of choosing securities and investment portfolios; and financial institutions and markets study the allocation of financial capital in the national and global economy.
The Finance major provides students with the professional tools necessary for work in domestic and international investment management, corporate financial management, and banking. The objective of the major in Finance is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and a set of skills to enable them to perform successfully in finance-related fields. Finance majors study both the sources of capital and the uses of capital. Students of finance will study aspects of cash and financial management critical to business growth and success. Students FINANCE at Northern State University can experience hands on investment experience by participating in the Wolves Money Management program.
The field of finance offers a broad and varied range of employment opportunities for the qualified individual. Many graduates are hired by financial institutions such as banks, insurance, and financial companies. Students who graduate with a major in Finance can take the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) exam which allows for a career in money management. Additionally, the finance curriculum prepares students for continued studies in graduate school.