Investments & Managerial Finance
If you’ve got strong decision-making skills and a passion for finances, look no further—investments may be the right college major for you. By balancing theoretical money management with client interaction, you'll learn the perfect methods to deal with high-level investments, as well as risk management and other situations.
The focus of the investments major is professional money management. You will work to resolve quantitative challenges and make real financial decisions based on what you learn. Some of the coursework you'll encounter includes:
- Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
- Financial Derivatives
- Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
- Fixed Income Analysis and Portfolio Management
You will leave the program with the well-rounded skill set needed to effectively manage finances in innovative and professional ways.
Enhance your credibility and résumé with experiential learning and by participating in extracurricular groups and activities. UND's Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) team is a great way to gain investment experience and network with other students in your field. SMIF manages a $1 million investment fund, and is successful because of its dedicated members.
Earning an investment degree from UND’s College of Business & Public Administration is the first step toward beginning the career of a lifetime. With the skills and knowledge you’ll gain in our program, you'll be a front-running candidate for a career in the field. Some careers that might interest you are:
- Trust fund management
- Investment analyst
- Financial manager
- Financial planning and analysis
- Risk management
- Insurance analyst
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The UND Student Managed Investment Fund started in 2005 with a gift of $100,000. Today, students manage every aspect of the fund that has grown to over $1,000,000.