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, financial modeling, 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

  • AON
  • Bain & Company
  • Bearing Point
  • Brown Gibbions Lang & Company
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • FIS
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KeyBank
  • Mojo Solutions
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PNC Bank
  • PWC
  • Terillium
  • Textron
  • TQL
  • William Blair & Company

Career Opportunities

  • Associate, Consulting Segment
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker
  • Decision Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Leadership Development Program
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences Consultant
  • Logistics Account Trainee
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst
  • Middle Market Commercial Banking
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Risk Consulting Associate

A Word From Former Students

“I chose Finance because it is a timeless major. It has always been relevant in so many fields and in our personal lives. For my role as an IT Risk Consultant, it is important to have analytical and hard skills as well as the ability to read your client's current financial situation and how it affects their future financial decisions.”

– Beatriz S. ‘19, IT Risk Consultant

“The Finance major offered a precious perspective from the capital side of the world that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to appreciate. It has been instrumental in my current role as a venture capital investment associate in allocating capital to the most promising companies and projects, as well as devising acquisition structures in the investment processes.”

– Alex J. ‘16, Venture Capital Investment Associate