A degree in
financial management provides students with fundamental tools and encourages them
to use critical thinking, analytical
and interpersonal skills. Career opportunities exist in many areas, including
banks, financial service firms, insurance agencies, real estate firms
and corporations. Some graduates open their own firms and are self employed.
continue their education in graduate school, while others obtain certification
to help advance their careers, such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered
Financial Analyst (CFA). These certifications have requirements in addition to
receiving a bachelor’s degree, which may include further education,
professional experience and an examination. Students interested in sales of
stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance and real estate will need to obtain the appropriate
professional licenses for that specialty.
In the Workforce
Our graduates have pursued a wide variety of
careers, including financial consultant, financial analyst, program manager, management
consultant, project coordinator, valuation analyst, data analyst, billing administrator,
investment analyst, financial specialist, senior financial advisor, bank officer,
senior internal auditor, institutional funds administration manager, regional investment
consulting director and financial planning and analysis director.