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