Finance is the branch of business concerned with management of money. The specific nature of the money management function depends on the type of organization, to some extent. Based on similarity of the finance function, finance is generally classified into three areas: corporate finance, investments and securities, and financial institutions.
The discipline of real estate draws upon concepts from economics, statistics, and mathematics in order to help managers make sound financial decisions. In the area of real estate, these decisions revolve around real estate development and financing.
Firms hiring finance students focus on many issues including managerial finance, banking, investment, brokerage, international money markets, insurance, personal financial planning, and mortgage activities.
Firms hiring real estate students focus on topics such as environmental consulting, property tax, investment consulting, property development and management, property financing, mortgage banking, appraisal and valuation, site location analysis, and syndication.