Grand View's Finance Concentration prepares students for a variety of finance positions in the public and private sectors. You’ll gain experience through hands-on activities both inside and outside the classroom to help you connect finance theory to the real world and find the right place to use your skills. Among the many topics you’ll study are global finance, investments theory, macroeconomics, portfolio management, and budgeting. With this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a wide variety of organizations.
The Grand View University Business Administration degree with concentration in finance has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program, which indicates that holders of this degree will have had over 70% of the CFA body of knowledge covered though their degree program. Affiliation with the CFA program also means that Grand View students have access to scholarships covering a substantial portion of the cost of the CFA exams they take while studying at Grand View.
Many job opportunities exist for finance degree holders. Possible job titles include:
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Finance is an exciting major with plenty of career opportunities. Contrary to popular belief, it’s also a major that requires both analytical skills and a healthy dose of creativity. Above all, it will help you develop multiple skill sets at once, offering you a great chance of success in several industries after graduation.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding if a finance major is right for you:
If you responded “Yes” to all of the above, then being a finance major might just be for you.
The salaries of finance majors vary widely depending on the careers you choose to pursue. While accountants earn an average salary of $63,000 per year, management consultants earn an average of $86,000 and investment bankers can earn upwards of $250,000.
It is important to note that industry and years of experience are factors that will impact salary. This should give you confidence in your future earning potential as you progress within your career.
Professor of Business Administration