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Financial Management

Managers need finance to find funding sources for their firms, to identify and manage risk, and to decide whether to make capital expenditures or produce new products. Individuals use the principles of finance to set long-term financial goals and to make personal investment decisions. Areas of study in the field of finance include financial management, banking, planning, investments, insurance, money flow, real estate and financial services.

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CareerGrowthMedian Salary*
Marketing Manager9%-13%$81,740
Public Relations and Fundraising Specialist5-8%$52,530
Sales Agents, Financial Services9%-13%$38,950
Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities9%-13%$38,950
Sales Manager5%-8%$78,770

Average median salary should not be expected for an entry level position.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024).

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Finance Faculty Advisor

Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (505) 277-4702
  • Office: Hokona 362
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  • Bio: Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida in 1999 and joined the faculty at UNM in 2007. Professor Chen has published in a number of Finance and management journals, such as Journal of Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, among other publications.
    Professor Chen is in the editorial board of Asia Pacific Management Review and Journal of Financial Studies. Professor Chen is also an "Ad Hoc Referee" for a number of journals such as Applied Economics, China Economic Review European, Journal of Finance, among other finance journals.
    He teaches a number of finance courses, including International Financial Management, Equity and Capital Markets, Derivatives, and Seminar in Futures and Options.


Gautam Vora
  • Gautam Vora
  • Professor
  • Phone: (505) 277-0669
  • Office: ASM 2102
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  • Bio: Dr. Vora received his Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University in 1982 and joined the faculty at UNM in 1989. Professor Vora has published in a number of Finance, Economics and Management journals, such Journal of Journal of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Business Research, Yale Journal on Regulation, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Derivatives, Creative Industries Journal and Modern Economy, among other publications.
    He teaches a number of finance courses, including Applications in Business Finance and Advanced Problems in Finance.