Those students that are interested in Investment Banking might begin their career in the CFO’s or Treasurer’s office or with placement at one of the Wall Street investment banks. Responsibilities may include: analysis of foreign exchange and interest rate hedging strategies, valuation of potential acquisitions (for outright purchase or equity investment), assessing the credit worthiness of certain bonds, and using accounting data to screen potential takeover targets. Responsibilities in investment banking may also include company valuation, initial public offerings, equity and bond financing and various consulting services.
Students interested in Investment Management have a variety of options in the equity, fixed income, real estate, and private equity industries. A typical career track might involve a student starting in a research or portfolio management position at an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund, insurance company, pension or retirement plan sponsor, etc. Research might involve analyzing financial data and making investment recommendations. Portfolio management would involve implementing strategies and allocating funds to different assets. A very important function in this industry is providing support to clients in terms of providing alternatives, recommending strategies, and interpreting market events and providing perspective on investment objectives and asset classes.
Elective course offerings are subject to change; courses identified with an asterisk are not expected to be offered in the current academic year.