Finance is managing wealth, money and assets. Every investment can lead to high returns or substantial losses, so it’s all about understanding the risk of opportunities and searching for the return potential on a new venture. You learn how to interpret financial statements, securities and the markets where they are traded.
Courses in finance incorporate the principles of financial reporting, quantitative analysis, economics, psychology and history. Graduates find careers in corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors as well as consulting firms and financial institutions of all shapes and sizes.
Plan of Study
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Careers in Finance
Job titles of recent Krannert graduates:
- Financial analyst for a global engine designer and manufacturer
- Financial advisor for a financial investment group
- Analyst for a multinational banking financial services holding company
- Research analyst for a global management consulting firm
Transfer to Finance
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Additional Requirements: Must have a grade of B+ or better in a college-level calculus class.
Contact InformationMatthew Knight, Director of Recruitment