Making Finance Serve Society

UCLA Anderson’s finance faculty are world-renowned. Finance describes the management, creation and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities that make up financial systems, as well as the study of those financial instruments Some people prefer to divide finance into three distinct categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance There is also the recently emerging area of social finance Additionally, the study of behavioral finance aims to learn about the more “human” side of a science considered by most to be highly mathematical.

This combined with industry engagement through student projects, organised corporate visits among other things allows our graduates to develop skills that can be applied to practical challenges faced by organisations and thus allow them to go on to have careers in globally recognised firms such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), EY, Standard Life Investments.

Strong theoretical and practical foundations in corporate finance and valuation, corporate governance, and securities analysis and investments. Finance: Concepts and techniques are applied to problems faced by managers in Corporate Finance, such as working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, and mergers and acquisition.

You will learn leading-edge methods for analyzing “big data” for financial decision making and risk management. Some of these endeavors has been led by Gunduz Caginalp (Professor of Mathematics and Editor of Journal of Behavioral Finance during 2001-2004) and collaborators including Vernon Smith (2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics), David Porter, Don Balenovich, Vladimira Ilieva, Ahmet Duran).

BCIT’s Finance Diploma Program offers you unique, practical training for a solid foundation in accounting, economics, finance, and investing principles. Regular funding for these programs is secured mostly through taxation Borrowing from banks, insurance companies and other governments and earning dividends from its companies also help finance the federal government.

Teams are responsible for profit and loss (P&L) reporting and analysis, independent valuation, capital analysis and financial reporting. Careers in financial management can vary considerably depending on the type and size of the organization involved. Finance is used by individuals ( personal finance ), by governments ( public finance ), by businesses ( corporate finance ) and by a wide variety of other organizations such as schools and non-profit organizations.

Finance graduates pursue careers in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, investment management, consulting, as well as non-finance positions. The owners of both bonds (either government bonds or corporate bonds) and stock (whether its preferred stock or common stock), may be institutional investors – financial institutions such as investment banks and pension funds or private individuals, called private investors or retail investors.