About the Field of Finance
Finance is a powerful and influential field that can be defined as the art and science of managing money. Virtually all individuals and organizations earn or raise money and spend or invest money. Finance is concerned with the process, institutions, markets and instruments involved in the transfer of money among and between individuals, businesses and governments. The study of finance provides a consistent framework for financial decision-making by individuals, small business firms, financial institutions and large corporations. It is an essential business function and all business students should have at least an exposure to the issues.