CAREER IN FINANCE 3 Assignment 1: Career in Finance Career opportunities vary within the finance service industry, some of the typical career paths are financial analysts, financial service agents, budget analysts and personal financial advisors, loan officers, chief financial officers, investment, banking, and corporate finance. These professions are usually within a bank, investment, insurance firms or within the government and the nonprofit industry. Financial Analysts Financial Analysts guides businesses and individuals making an investment decision, accesses the performances of stock bonds, and other varies investments. They evaluate the current and historical financial data, study the trends of business and economy. Also, examine the company’s financial statement to determine its value. Another common name for financial analysts is as investment and securities analysts. Typically financial analysts work in banks pension fund, mutual funds, securities and insurance companies. There is a different type of categories of financial analysts which includes Buy- side analysts and sell side analysts. Firms that invest a lot of money uses buy side analysts to develop investment strategies. Sell-side advise financial services to sale agents. Other types of financial analysts include portfolio managers, fund managers, rating, and risk analysis[CITATION BLS \l 1033 ]. The education level for any of these different types of financial positions must have a bachelor’s degree, however for a more advanced position a master’s degree tend to a requirement.
This course is a senior capstone seminar for business majors. The goal of the course is to apply and synthesize all previous course learning to manage organizations strategically. This capstone course will address the causes of an organization’s success or failure. The course will require students to examine all business functions of an organization and harmonize prior learning from other program courses. Students will apply this learning to real-world cases and by create a mock organization. Students in this course apply core concepts of business techniques to address key challenges facing businesses and to propose plausible solutions involving multiple business functional areas.
- ACC 101: Financial Accounting
- ACC 102: Managerial Accounting
- BUS 120: Business Law
- FIN 210: Financial Management
- ITE 101: Management Information Systems
- MGT 101: Principles of Management
- MGT 315: Organizational Behavior
- MKT 220: Principles of Marketing
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Synthesize the knowledge from the core curriculum, including finance, accounting, marketing, law, principles of management, MIS, and organizational behavior into a comprehensive strategy requiring a total enterprise perspective into strategic decision making.
- Apply strategic thinking to make decisions that logically consider multiple alternatives and stakeholders, weighing information from multiple perspectives.
- Analyze the roles and challenges facing strategic leaders.
- Evaluate the tools and applicability of environmental analysis to assess a company's strategic position along with industry and competitive analysis.
- Compare and contrast the unique challenges of strategy in domestic and global contexts.
- Develop skills of formulating and implementing strategic plans to analyze the complexities of real business decisions by studying a number of different firms and industry contexts.
- Apply ethical business judgment to making socially responsible decisions.
- Synthesize concepts of organizational behavior and development, such as leadership, group dynamics, into recommended courses of action for organizations.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Group Case 1 - Sears or Skype (Week 4)
Individual Assignment (Week 6)
Group Case 2 - Mock Organization (Week 8)
Available through our online bookstore
- Dyer, Jeff, Paul Godfrey, Robert Jensen, David Bryce. Strategic Management; Concepts and Cases. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-93738-9
Readings and Exercises
|Topics: Business Strategy & External Environment|
|Topics: Environments & Advantage|
|Topics: Differentiation Advantage & Corporate Strategy|
|Topics: Vertical Integration & Outsourcing|
|Topics: Strategic Alliances & International Strategy|
|Topic: Innovative Strategies & Competitive Strategy|
|Topic: Implementing Strategy, Corporate Governance & Ethics|
|Topics: Strategic Tools & Social Values|
COSC Accessibility Statement
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