Finance Career Paths
Below are just a few of the many career paths you can take with a finance degree. Check out these websites to learn more about careers in your major!
Responsible for finding and managing the necessary capital to run a company. This is done while also maximizing the value of the company and reducing financial risk. Some functions of this position include: forecasting profits and losses, preparing financial statements, and setting up the financial strategy of a company. Some corporate finance functions that require more experience might involve mergers and acquisitions. Corporate finance careers also may include financial analysts, treasures and internal auditors.
Responsible for providing banking services such as leasing credit card banking, international finance, and trade credit to individuals, small businesses, and large organizations. Typical career options include mortgage bankers, loan officers, credit analysts, and branch managers. Sales and communication skills are important in this role. Promotion in this field could possibly lead to a position in corporate headquarters which could result in exposure to many different aspects of finance such as international finance.
Responsible for facilitating the issuance of corporate securities and making these securities available for investors to purchase, all while trading securities and providing financial advice to both corporations and wealthy individual investors. The progression of investment banking positions typically is analyst, associate, VP director, and managing director.
Asset and Wealth Management
The asset management sector is funded by investments from insurance companies, pension funds, and other institutions. Essentially, wealth managements employ not only bankers, but also private client brokers, who help clients buy and sell financial products, particularly equities, and also advise on products to invest in. The most demanding and sought after roles in wealth management are typically found in the private banks, based in established financial markets.