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What Can I Do With A Major In Finance?

Finance is the mainstay of business education. A career in finance provides diverse opportunities including corporate financial management, investment management, financial institution management, and personal financial planning. Within a corporation or financial institution, finance focuses on all aspects of cash management, including decisions impacting the flow of funds within an organization, such as, inventory policy, credit/collection policies and financing policies. Financial managers generate reports evaluating past financial performance and create plans for future operations and performance. Financial plans are used to shape a firm's financial and operating strategies, and as a tool for measuring a firm's success at meeting its goals. A career in finance can also involve assisting individuals with personal financial planning, portfolio creation, personal investment and debt management.

The greatest number of job opportunities are in management of industrial, retail, and service firms, as well as government and nonprofit organizations. Banks, insurance companies, and investment institutions employ finance graduates as loan officers, managers, and security and portfolio analysts. Brokerage firms, banks, mutual funds, and insurance companies employ graduates in sales, securities analysis, and portfolio management.

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Sample of Related Occupations




Bank Officer

Benefits Specialist

Claims Adjuster

Compliance Analyst

Consumer Loan Manager


Credit Analyst


Financial Analyst

Financial Consultant

Financial Planner

Investment Advisor

Investment Fund Manager

Loan Officer

Loss Control Specialist

Market Research Analyst

Pension Fund Management

Portfolio Manager


Real Estate Broker

Sales Representative

Securities & Commodities Trader

Stock Broker 

Technical Writer


For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Bankers Association

Association for Financial Professionals

Careers in Finance

Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards

Financial Career Zone

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Financial Management Association

Financial Planning Association

Insurance Information Institute

International Academy of Financial Management

Investment Management Consultants Association

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Society of Actuaries

Society of Financial Services Professionals

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Finance majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for finance majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

American Lung Association of New England - Planned Giving Internship

CGI - Business Analyst, Programmer Analyst

Connecticare - Senior Statistical Analyst

Enterprise Holdings - Management Trainee

GE Engineering - Financial Planning & Analysis Co-op

MetLife Financial Services - Annuity Customer Service Representative

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft - UT Finance Co-op, Business Controls Co-op, General Accounting & Financial Reporting Co-op

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - Customer Fulfillment Specialist

The Hartford - Technology Leadership Development Program Internship, Auto Physical Damage Claim Handler

Travelers - Product Pricing Development Program, Insurance Operations Leadership Development Summer Internship, Financial Management Leadership Development Summer Internship

Willis Towers Watson - Actuarial Internship