Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration with Concentrations in Corporate Finance or Investments

 

Those working in the finance field analyze and execute the financial aspects of managerial decisions. They also serve outside decision makers like banks, government agencies, and stockholders by providing relevant financial information about businesses and individuals. The opportunities with a finance degree span many areas including banking, corporate and international financial management, risk management as well as personal financial planning and investment services.


Skills and Characteristics

  • Oral and written communication
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Financial case analysis & recommendation
  • Understanding of financial markets
  • Economic analysis
  • Team oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Career Opportunities

  • Financial analyst/ manager
  • Chief financial officer
  • Credit analyst
  • Loan officer
  • Commercial banker
  • Personal financial or investment advisor
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Risk manager

Salary & Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of financial analysts to grow six percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Personal financial advisor jobs are expected to grow at a slightly faster pace (7%). The median annual wages for financial analysts and personal financial advisors were $85,660 and $87,850, respectively. (BLS)

 

Career Resources

Students may visit our Career Services website at academics.uafs.edu/ for additional career exploration resources. These websites provide additional information about occupations:



 

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