Welcome to the Finance Major Guide!

Major description

The Finance Major at GUST provides students with a general education of banking, financial markets and economics, and extends lessons on communications, best practices for the industry and market analysis.

Students who are aiming at a career in business and who enjoy number, analysis, and "real world" applications will appreciate this major. Finance graduates take jobs that are involved in major tactical and strategic decisions for their companies. This major requires strong mathematical and computer skills and interests.


Students who graduate in Finance pursue careers in fields like:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investor Relations Associate
  • Budget Analyst
  • Commercial Banker
  • Impact Investor Analyst
  • Investment Banker

Basic Concepts of Finance

Finance encompasses the essential knowledge of financial basics, types, and sources. Understanding personal finance, corporate finance, and public finance is crucial. Various funding options, like loans and equity, play a vital role. A career in finance offers diverse paths, such as financial analysts, investment bankers, and financial advisors, making it a rewarding field for numbers and strategy enthusiasts.

Recommended Resources


Financial Institutions Management: A Risk Management Approach by Anthony Saunders.

Call Number: HG 181 .S33 2017

ISBN: 1259922049

Publication Date: 2017

Fundamentals of Financial Management by Eugene F. Brigham; Joel F. Houston.

Call Number: HG 4026 .B6693 2016

ISBN: 1285867971

Publication Date: 2016

Corporate Finance by Steve Lumby.

Call Number: HG 4026 .L863 2015

ISBN: 1408079895

Publication Date: 2015

Corporate Finance by Robert Parrino.

Call Number: HG 4026 .P324 2015

ISBN: 1118961293

Publication Date: 2015

Applied Corporate Finance by Aswath Damodaran.

Call Number: HG 4011 .D26 2014

ISBN: 1118808932

Publication Date: 2014


Financial Analysts Journal.

Coverage: 1987 to present.

Financial Management.

Coverage: 2000 to present.

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

Coverage: 2002 to present.

The Journal of Finance.

Coverage: 1946 to present.

Journal of Financial Economics.

Coverage: 1974 to present.

Journal of Portfolio Management.

Coverage: 1987 - present.

Wall Street Journal (Online).

References on Financial Management

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking by Jonathan Law (Editor); John Smullen (Editor).

Call Number: HG 151 .D54 2008

ISBN: 9780199229741

Publication Date: 2008

Dictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking by Erik Banks.

Call Number: HG 151 .B2698 2010

ISBN: 9780230238299

Publication Date: 2010

Dictionary of Financial Formulas and Ratios by Linda M. Magoon.

Call Number: HG 151 .M24 2008

ISBN: 1906403031

Publication Date: 2008

Handbook of Finance by Frank J. Fabozzi (Editor).

Call Number: HG 173 .H327 2008 1-3

ISBN: 9780470042564

Publication Date: 2008-08-04

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Finance by Ian Garrett (Editor); David Blake (Contribution by); Reena Aggarwal (Contribution by); Lakshman Alles (Contribution by); Paul Barnes (Contribution by); Giovanni Barone-Adessi (Contribution by); David Brookfield (Contribution by); Ramaprasad Bhar (Contribution by).

Call Number: HD 30.15 .B455 2005 4

ISBN: 1405118261

Publication Date: 2006

Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments by P. Athanassiou (Editor).

Call Number: KJE 2250 .A982 2012

ISBN: 9781849802789

Publication Date: 2012