Today the job market for finance majors provides the best and most lucrative career opportunities seen in many years. Furthermore, career paths in finance offer graduates a multitude of avenues for employment in both the profit and non-profit sectors of the economy. An often overlooked benefit accruing to the finance major is that graduate and law schools look with favor upon this undergraduate degree in their admission decisions.
Career opportunities in finance can be subdivided into two primary areas: (1) Financial services, and (2) Managerial finance. Financial services is an area of finance concerned with the design and delivery of advice and financial products to individuals, business, and governments. Associated career opportunities exist in banking and related financial institutional management, personal financial planning, investments including stock/bond brokerage and mutual fund/portfolio management. Excellent career opportunities also exist in real estate and insurance. The finance major also offers a ready avenue to an important specialty area today, that of an insurance actuary.
Managerial finance is concerned with the duties of the financial manager in the business enterprise. Decision areas include budgeting, financial forecasting, cash management, credit administration, investment analysis, capital budgeting, funds procurement, and risk management.
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