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Economics, Business, and Finance
The finance major at Lake Forest prepares students for careers across the broad and diverse financial services industry including investment management, trading, corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, insurance and risk management.
Finance is a diverse field requiring highly specialized skills to succeed in a dynamic and growing industry. The goal of our finance program is to produce career-ready graduates who are able to compete successfully in today’s job market. Our curriculum is consistent with both the CFA© (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CFP© (Certified Financial Planner) programs. The finance major focuses on asset valuation and pricing, risk measures and metrics, time value of money, discounted cash flow analysis, investment analysis, portfolio management, accounting, statistical analysis, mathematics and ethics.
A minor in finance is also offered to compliment any major on campus providing a distinguishing attribute to potential employers.
Working collaboratively across disciplines, Assistant Professor of Finance Dimitra Papadovasilaki and Assistant Professor of Chinese Ying Wu received a $40,000 grant from ASIANetwork to research investments in China.
Shaye Gauthier ’21, a Finance and Spanish major, has studied at the Universitat Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona, Spain