Finance Major and Career Info

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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.


  • 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

  • Eli Lilly & Co
  • IBM
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PWC
  • West Monroe Partners
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • JP Morgan
  • Keybank
  • Nielsen
  • PNC
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • William Blair & Company
  • Bain & Company
  • W.W. Grainger
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Capital One

Career Opportunities

  • Advisor
  • Associate of Strategy & Consulting
  • Compliance Examiner
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Client Banking Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Consulting
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Representative
  • Financial Services Advisory Staff
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Investment Specialist
  • LDP 
  • Market Research Associate
  • Risk Analyst
  • Rotational Analyst
  • Senior Analyst