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Finance, Business Administration Option

Offerings: Bachelor

Course Description

Finance is the study of the interaction of firms and financial markets. Financial managers attempt to identify projects that increase firm value and determine the best means by which to finance the projects they undertake. Investors, the source of financing for these projects, are free to choose from many types of securities issued by different types of firms. The risk-return profiles of these individual securities, and the impact of portfolio design on the attainment of optimal risk-return profiles, are major topics in finance. CSUSM students who choose the finance option are able to gain understanding in the study of corporate finance, investment analysis, and international finance. Students are provided an education that permits them to pursue careers such as financial analysts, financial managers, investment advisers, and portfolio/money managers.

College of Business Administration (CoBA)


  • Actuary
  • Broker
  • Commercial banker
  • Controller
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Real estate
  • Underwriter


  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Wealth managment


Bank, Banking, Bonds, Budget, Business, Capital, Finance, Financial, Hedge fund, Inventory, Invest, Investment, Loans, Math, Money, Mutual fund, Numbers, Portfolio, Procurement, Purchasing, Real estate, Stocks, Stocks and bonds, Taxes, Trading, Venture, Wealth