Aerial shot of Farmer School of Business in the fall. Viewed from above, a brick building surrounded by fall foliage.

Finance Major and Career Info

Finance addresses the ways individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate and use monetary resources while taking into account risks. This major teaches the principles of finance, explains how financial techniques can solve some of society's most important problems, and prepares students for financial asset management. 

Students may opt to pursue examinations for licensing and professional designations in insurance, investments, and real estate. Students are often drawn to finance by the variety of career opportunities and a desire to learn about financial topics that are of concern to all people.

Skills

  • Solve complex problems
  • Interpret accounting & financial data
  • Make informed decisions
  • Provide valuations
  • Assess risks
  • Develop budgets
  • Prepare financial reports & projections
  • Present reports & proposals to groups
  • Define problems and design solutions
  • Utilize computer software for analysis & reports

Top Employers

  • Cardinal Health
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • PWC
  • JP Morgan
  • Key Bank
  • Protiviti
  • Crowe Health
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Grainger
  • PNC Bank
  • Target
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • William Blair & Company
  • Vantiv
  • Textron
  • Avery Dennison

Career Opportunities

  • Account Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Risk Consultant
  • Capital Market Analyst
  • Claims Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Customer Business Development
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Leadership Development Program
  • Investment Advisor
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Personal Banker
  • Wealth Management Analyst