Dec 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Record 2023-2024

Finance Concentration

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The program in finance starts with an integrative perspective of the role of the global financial manager within the corporation, and it addresses the manner in which finance interacts with the other business disciplines in performing core functions of financial planning and control, analyzing investment alternatives, and raising funds. Finance concentrators learn to value projects and firms in a variety of contexts including, for example, private equity and distressed debt. The program also offers students an opportunity to learn about asset management and sales and trading including the construction of quantitative equity strategies and the construction and evaluation of endowment and private wealth portfolios. The program is designed to prepare students for a diverse set of possible career paths in finance. Recent McIntire graduates with a finance concentration have gone on to work, for example, for investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, asset management firms, and endowment funds. International financial topics are incorporated throughout the finance concentration.

Academic Requirements

Students concentrating in finance are required to complete COMM 3110, 3720, 3721, 4710 and at least one specialized advanced course (COMM 4720, 4721, 4722, 4730, 4731, 4732).

Fourth Year - Required

  • Credits: 3 (Students interested in the QF track or internships in asset management or sales & trading may take in spring of their third year; cannot take COMM 3720 and 4710 at the same time)


Select one capstone course from the following list: Enrollment in multiple capstones is possible, but discouraged, and unfortunately a students’ first choice is not guaranteed. Priority in capstone enrollment will be given to students who have not fulfilled the capstone requirement, and a student who is enrolled in a second capstone may be required to leave that course to make room for a student who will needs the capstone requirement.

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