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Financial Services Concentration
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The financial services concentration prepares students to enter fields where they apply financial concepts to help solve client problems. Students study topics in insurance, investments, taxes, and estates. Employment is available in diverse areas such as real estate, financial planning, insurance, and stock brokerage.

Concentration Course Requirements (18 Semester Hours)

  • FINA 3144 Financial Markets
  • FINA 3554 Principles of Real Estate
  • FINA 3904 Investments
  • FINA 4404 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FINA 4854 Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning

      Select one from:

  • FINA 3154 Principles of Risk Management & Insurance
  • FINA 3244 Commercial Law
  • FINA 4574 Real Estate Management and Brokerage
  • FINA 4604 Real Estate Financing

 


Managerial Finance Concentration

The managerial finance concentration prepares students for employment in banking and industry. This concentration focuses on solving a wide variety of financial problems faced by firms, including asset allocation, selecting among investments, project evaluation, and loan evaluation. Regional and national banks have been the single largest employer of ECU managerial graduates in recent years.  

Concentration Course Requirements
(18 Semester Hours)

  • FINA 3144 Financial Markets
  • FINA 3824 Financial Analysis and Planning
  • FINA 3904 Investments
  • FINA 4734 Financial Management II

     Select two from:

  • ACCT 3551 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 3621 Cost Accounting
  • FINA 3554 Principles of Real Estate
  • FINA 4404 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FINA 4454 International Finance
  • FINA 4654 Commercial Bank Management*
  • FINA 4964 Topics in Finance

*Students interested in banking should choose FINA 4654 as one of the electives.

 


Risk Management and Insurance Concentration

The risk management and insurance concentration prepares students for employment in three major areas.  The first is insurance agency work, which involves the selling and servicing of insurance products for individuals and businesses.  ECU graduates can expect to find employment with these companies both in sales and service positions.  The second is an insurance company career, working to create and service the actual insurance products used by firms and individuals to reduce the financial impact of losses.  The most common entry-level positions with insurers are underwriter and claims/loss adjuster.  Third is the risk management profession.  The risk manager of a company anticipates possible losses and develops a plan to survive them.  Employment opportunities in a corporate risk management department include risk analyst, loss control specialist, and claims manager.

Concentration Course Requirements (18 semester hours)

  • FINA 3154 Prinicples of Risk Management & Insurance
  • FINA 3884 Corporate & Financial Risk Management
  • FINA 4354 Commercial Property and Liability Insurance
  • FINA 4854 Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning

Select two from:

  • FINA 3144 Financial Markets
  • FINA 3554 Prinicples of Real Estate
  • FINA 3904 Investments
  • FINA 4244 Insurance Law
  • FINA 4964 Topics in Finance
  • MKTG 4762 Services Marketing

 


General Business Concentration

The concentration in general business offers students the opportunity to acquire a general overview of the skills necessary to manage human and physical resources.  Although primarily designed for distance education students, students on campus may choose this concentration.  Enrollment in this concentration will be limited by the resources available. Distance education students will receive priority in enrollment in distance education courses.

Concentration Course Requirements (18 hours)
  • ACCT 4921 Accounting for Business Professionals
  • FINA 3144 Financial Markets
  • MGMT 4242 Organizational Behavior
  • MKTG 4732 Consumer Behavior
  • OMGT 4733 Project Management

Choose one from:

  • MGMT 4402 Human Resource Management
  • FINA 3904 Investments
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