Financial Management

The Financial Management major is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in corporate money management and investment. The curriculum is closely tied to professional financial services practice. It was developed in partnership with the local Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) society, and prepares students to take the first level of the CFA exams which lead to the CFA designation. There are many career opportunities for students that complete this major, including working as a financial analyst, asset manager, and research associate for investment companies, investment banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and securities brokers. Students who major in Financial Management are also eligible to apply to the 4+1 Financial Risk Management Program.

The Financial Management major is available to students at the Hartford and Stamford Campuses.

You will take classes like:

  • Principles of Investments and Derivatives
  • Alternative Investments and Risk Management
  • Security Valuation and Portfolio Management
  • Applications in Financial Management
  • Financial Ethics

Meet the faculty of the Finance Department.

 

  • Get involved in Student Organizations like: UConn Stamford Financial Management Club, Hartford Business Society, and Finance Society

 

 

  • Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!

 

 

 

 

What types of experiential learning are Financial Management majors engaging with?

 

In a 2019 survey of Financial Management students, when asked what opportunities had the strongest impact on their development of professional skills:

         

    78% of respondents indicated internships

 

 

 

"I was an intern at a company called iCare Management. They showed me how to create financial reports, and I was able to review them in meetings. It was very interesting, and I enjoyed the experience."

 

"I interned with a company called Ultra Pure LLC this last summer, and they've hired me back as an industrial sales associate."

 

 

 

   57% of respondents indicated case competitions

 

 

 

"Case Competitions in which we had to come up with a unique solution to a complex problem help me hone my creative skills."

 

"I participated in the PwC Challenge case competition in which my team and I had to come up with a solution to a business issue which focused on the benefits/costs of increasing automation within a company. We had to be creative in order to make sure that our solution was feasible and effective."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs Held by Recent Graduates

• Analyst

• Certified Financial Planner

• Corporate Banking Analyst

• Financial Adviser Associate

• Financial Analyst

• Investment Banking Analyst

• Junior Analyst

• Portfolio Analyst

• Programmer/Computer Analyst

• Project Management Associate

• Recruiting Manager

• Research Associate

 

 

 

 

 

Samples of Where Alumni Work

• Benchmark Search Group

• Bloomberg

• Chief Executive Network

• CreditSights

• FactSet

• Gartner

• Goldman Sachs

• Henkel

• IBM

• Johnson Custom Strategies

• Pratt & Whitney

• Prudential Financial

• Synchrony

• Talson

• The Hartford

• UBS

Median Base Salary: $57,000

High Base Salary: $60,000


120-Credit Breakdown

Financial Management is for You

If you're interested in:

  • Investment banking
  • Portfolio management
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Providing guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions

and you enjoy following trends and developments within the fields of investment banking, non-banking corporate finance, and private wealth management.
 
Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.

Apply to Financial Management

Student Voices

Tashanta Gray (Financial Management, Stamford Campus '20)

 

“I was always curious about the markets and wanted to learn how to evaluate stocks and bonds. Financial Management is such a broad topic and you can find a niche - whether it is accounting, alternative investments, fixed incomes and much more.”

Michael