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Welcome to Finance Major. Craig Merrill 678 TNRB 422-4782 [email protected] Graduate Students. Undergraduate training Figure out what the professor wants Jump through hoops Graduate training Figure out what you want Still jump though hoops Take ownership of your own education!.

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welcome to finance major

Welcome to Finance Major

Craig Merrill

678 TNRB

422-4782

[email protected]

graduate students
Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate training
    • Figure out what the professor wants
    • Jump through hoops
  • Graduate training
    • Figure out what you want
    • Still jump though hoops
  • Take ownership of your own education!
finance careers
Finance Careers
  • Corporate finance
    • Internal financial consultant (analyst)
    • Treasury (funding projects)
  • Investments
    • Buy side (investment management)
    • Sell side (security creation)
the language of finance
The Language of Finance
  • Accounting
    • GAAP, FASB, IFRS, IASB, Statutory, Tax, Economic
  • Math and Quantitative Models
    • Spreadsheet
    • Math as a language
    • Example:
comments on majors
Comments on Majors
  • Easier and less costly to change early
  • Choose your path to maximize your opportunities
  • Depth vs Breadth
finance faculty
Finance Faculty
  • Grant McQueen
  • Stephen Thorley
  • Hal Heaton
  • Craig Merrill
  • Bryan Sudweeks
  • Jim Engebretzen
  • Ray Nelson
  • Phil Bryson
  • Etc.
internships and placement
Internships and Placement
  • Start now!
  • Front door vs Side door
  • Take Ownership!
  • Become a “value adder”
graduate finance association
Graduate Finance Association
  • Activities throughout the year
  • Network with and learn from 2nd year finance students
  • Learn from visiting finance professionals
  • Learn about career opportunities
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