"A vast majority of entrepreneurs start a business to make money. Thus, the primary goal of business owners is to maximizing their wealth. To accomplish this goal they need skills that estimate the effects of alternative operating, investing, and financing strategies have on the value of their business. Finance uses value-based management techniques to guide decision making that minimizes expected risk and maximizes expected return. The skills you will learn in SOBA’s finance program can be applied in areas such as:
|commercial and investment banking||portfolio management||public finance|
|investment analysis and strategy||private wealth management||business consulting|
|real estate||corporate strategy||private equity|
|insurance||project valuation and management||government non-profits|
|risk management||small business development|
- Dr. Paul Newsom
Assistant Professor of Finance
Current Degree Requirements
Below are links to sites dealing with Finance and/or Business related issues.
For help in starting or expanding a business go to the South Carolina Small Business Development Center at www.scsbdc.com.