Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

Finance

Finance is essential to business. Finance faculty boast expertise in foundational concepts like corporate finance and macroeconomics, as well as specialized areas like mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and foreign exchange markets. Students within the program benefit from access to the Burridge Center for Securities Analysis and Valuation and the CU Real Estate Center. Our curriculum prepares students to succeed in areas such as financial management, business economics and real estate.

The finance program addresses issues in the financial services and securities area, including topics related to high technology firms, large corporations, and entrepreneurial companies. The finance program is designed to provide students with in-depth exposure to the background necessary for entry-level positions in various areas of financial management. Students study financial management, money and capital markets, investments and derivative securities, and financial institutions.

This program enables students to develop the ability to evaluate financial problems and formulate sound financial decisions and policies. Although emphasis is on financial management of profit-oriented organizations, the principles and concepts covered are applicable to nonprofit and governmental organizations.

The school recommends that finance students use their business electives to take additional accounting courses beyond the business core, such as ACCT 3220 and 3230.

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