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Careers for Finance Majors

What is a Finance major?

The University of Denver's program in finance focuses on the financial elements of business organizations and government units in terms of investments, corporate finance, financial institutions and markets and international finance. Courses in this program prepare students for careers in business finance, investment analysis or financial institution management.

Common careers for finance majors

With a deep understanding of the study of how money is stored, protected, received, distributed, and generally managed, many finance majors go on to work in a broad array of industries including insurance, government, education and various corporate industries.

Common job titles held by these finance majors include:

  • accountant
  • account executive
  • actuary
  • advertising manager
  • appraiser/assessor
  • bank economist
  • bank president
  • banking officer
  • branch manager
  • budget accountant
  • computer programmer
  • controller
  • credit analyst
  • credit manager
  • economist
  • educator
  • financial aid officer
  • financial analyst
  • financial planner
  • insurance agent
  • internal auditor
  • investment banker
  • loan officer
  • market researcher
  • purchasing agent
  • securities clerk
  • statistician
  • stockbroker
  • systems analyst
  • treasurer

Professional skills of finance majors

In addition to the careers listed above, finance majors are well-suited to fields that require the following skills:

  • ability to explain complex financial transactions/data to others
  • ability to solve quantitative problems
  • ability to make judgments
  • ability to use information derived from computers
  • ability to organize, analyze and interpret numerical data
  • knowledge of financial/economic history
  • proficiency in written/oral communications
  • aptitude for accurate detail

Is a finance major right for you?

Still unsure if you should major in Finance? Schedule a session with a career counselor, attend our "Choosing a Major" workshop, and attend career events where you can network with employers that hire finance majors and alumni who majored in finance.