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What Can You Do With A Major In Finance?

Finance is a broad term that describes two related activities: the study of how money is managed and the actual process of acquiring needed funds. It encompasses the oversight, creation and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities that make up financial systems. Many of the basic concepts in finance come from micro and macroeconomic theories. Since individuals, businesses and government entities all need funding to operate, the field is often separated into three main sub -categories: Personal Finance (Financial Planning), Corporate Finance and Public (Government) Finance.


Finance Program

Career Paths




Money Management


Real Estate

Job Titles

Audit Manager

Bank Manager

Budget Analyst

Business Analyst

Commodities Trader

Consumer Credit/Loan Officer

Credit Counselor

Financial Analyst

Foreign Exchange Trader

Investment Banker

Mergers and Acquisitions Manager

Mutual Fund Manager

Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Development

Securities Analyst

Employers/Work Settings

Asset Management Firms

Commercial and Retail Banks

Credit Unions

Federal Reserve Bank

Foreign Trade Companies

Government Agencies

Insurance Companies

Investment Banks and Companies

Mortgage Companies

Non-Profit Organizations

Real Estate Organizations


Savings and Loan Associations

Stock Brokerage Firms


U.S. Department of the Treasury

Professional Associations

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