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In the words of our alumni…
Doug Gross ’77
Financial Advisor, owner, Raymond James Financial Services
Ann Arbor, MI
One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
For most people, finance is a mystery. But it’s one that affects our lives every day and there are great opportunities for those who can solve the puzzle.
Would you like to manage other people’s money?
Economic globalization has created a huge demand for savvy finance majors who understand financial instruments, stocks, bonds and markets.
Finance majors learn about the accumulation, allocation, management and protection of financial resources. Courses in this program focus on the markets, balance sheet structure, liquidity, solvency, debt financing and capital structure.
Class projects allow you to dig into the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s major corporations and see how they’ve achieved success—or where they took a wrong turn. Students who enjoy mathematics and statistics may also enjoy finance classes.
Alma students showcase their business skills and capture 14 awards at state competition.
A Spring Term class in New Zealand was an opportunity Tara Padgett couldn’t miss. “I learned a new culture and was able to practice a new way of living, both which helped me grow personally and professionally,” she says.
“Creating awareness is huge. When you see a need for something, EIA has taught me to not stay back and let that need continue to be a problem. Why not step up and try to do something about it?” — Ben Thelen