What Can I Do With A Major In Finance?


The Finance major is divided into two areas of emphasis: the Financial Management Emphasis and the Financial Planning Emphasis.

The Financial Management Emphasis prepares students to perform effectively in a variety of financial management activities.

The Financial Planning Emphasis prepares students for careers as financial advisers.

Graduates can pursue careers in small business, corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investment management, real estate and mortgage companies.

Course work involves the study of financial instruments, financial practices, the structure and functions of financial institutions, the legal and economic context within which financial operations are conducted, investment analysis, portfolio management, business forecasting and economic analysis.


Career Opportunities

  • Actuary
  • Bank and Branch Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Professor
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • County or City Auditor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Planner
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Government Budget Analyst
  • Loan Counselor
  • Loan Officer
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Retail Buyer
  • Sales Manager
  • Securities and Commodities Sales Agent
  • Securities Broker
  • Tax Assessor
  • Treasurer

Related Skills

  • Accuracy
  • Automation
  • Conflict Situations
  • Decision Making
  • Listening
  • Managing Money
  • Managing Time
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reasoning
  • Speaking
  • Writing and Authoring