Discover what you can learn and where a finance concentration can take you.

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If you want to make money, you must learn to follow the money. At Stanislaus State, our Finance graduates understand that tenet. Business finance is the three-fold function of determining funds requirements, evaluating and selecting alternate sources of funds, and managing available funds to achieve specified objectives.

Finance students are interested in working with people, teamwork, contributing to a common goal, working with numbers, and working independently. Students will learn the role of financial markets and institutions in the economy, the effect of interest rates, the time-value of money, capital budgeting, the use of financial markets, and understanding and evaluating investment advice from brokers and the press.

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  • E.& J. Gallo Winery
  • Foster Farms
  • American Ag Credit
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Wells Fargo
  • The Wine Group
  • Yosemite Farm Credit
  • PMZ Real Estate
  • G3 Enterprises
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Foster & Parker Insurance
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Career Opportunities

  • Commercial banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Real estate
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment banking
  • Money management
  • Teaching
  • Consulting
  • Underwriting

Jesmeen Virk

"A concentration in finance has given me the analytical skills that I will need to benefit any business — large or small — in my future career. It has also provided me with the option to go into many different career fields."

Jesmeen Virk
Finance Student

Updated: December 16, 2021