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Finance Career Outlook

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

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Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a finance major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.


As a finance major, students may develop or advance skills including interpersonal, capacity for innovation, analytical, reading comprehension, critical thinking, judgment and decision making, monitoring and active learning.


Graduates with a degree in finance can work as financial analysts, financial risk managers, credit analysts, economists, investment bankers, hedge fund managers, budget analysts, claims/underwriters.


Graduates with a degree in finance can work within the following areas: corporate finance, investment banking, commercial banking, mutual funds, sales, investor relations, asset management, real estate, public finance, economic research, insurance.


Graduates with a degree in finance can work for private corporations, public entities, federal, state, and local government, regulatory agencies, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, credit unions



In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

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