The Finance concentration teaches students how to make financial decisions for organizations within an environment characterized by risk. Students interested in finance have the opportunity to participate in the two-semester course "O'Neill Student Investment Fund" and manage a $500,000 portfolio. Investment students work on an actual investment trading floor which provides real-time access to professional financial information and a board room where students can discuss ideas and make decisions. Students also benefit from the professional, leadership and networking opportunities of the Atkinson Finance Association - a chapter affiliate of the Financial Management Association

Students who choose to pursue a concentration in Finance should consider the following elective courses.

  • GSM 6017 - Valuation
  • GSM 6206 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • GSM 6258 - International Finance
  • GSM 6264 - Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
  • GSM 6283 - Corporate Finance
  • GSM 6291 - Investments
  • GSM 6292A/B - O'Neill Student Investment Fund
  • GSM 6293 - Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions
  • GSM 6294 - Student Investment Fund (Summer Semester)

It is possible that a specific course may not be offered in a given year.

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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