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Finance Major Salary and Career Opportunities

Finance is fundamental for success in a wide range of businesses and career types.

What Type of Job Skills Will You Gain From a Finance Degree?

An undergraduate finance degree will provide you with the skills you need to achieve your career goals in many industries. An example of the skills this degree provides includes:

  • Asset valuation
  • Capital budgeting
  • Financial leverage
  • Working capital analysis
  • Management of information systems
  • Techniques for planning and controlling the operations function

What Can You Do With a Degree in Finance?

There are a multitude of jobs available to someone with a finance degree in a wide range of career fields. Career opportunities for students studying finance include serving as a financial and credit analyst, budgeting officer and securities broker.

What is the Average Salary for a Finance Major?

Drexel LeBow 2021-2022 finance graduates earned an average starting salary of $71,900.

Career Growth Opportunities for Finance Majors

Beyond working directly as financial analysts and budget officers, finance majors also have opportunities in government regulatory agencies, and the major is an excellent preparation for professional certifications, including chartered financial analyst (CFA) and certified financial planner (CFP).

Common Job Titles for Undergraduate Finance Majors

  • Actuary
  • Appraiser / Assessor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Buyer / Purchasing Agent
  • Capital Services and Mergers Banker
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Securities Financial Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Manager
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Analyst
  • Private Wealth Manager / Personal Financial Planner
  • Real Estate Broker / Sales Agent
  • Securities Analyst

Innovative Industries in Finance

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporations
  • Education
  • Government and Regulatory
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-profit / Foundations
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

Top Job Landings for Recent Drexel Finance Graduates

Recent Drexel finance majors have landed jobs at the following companies:

  • Apple
  • BlackRock
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • Paramount
  • PwC
  • Robinhood
  • Vanguard

Professional Organizations for Finance Graduates

Continuing Education Opportunities for Finance Majors

Many students also choose to continue their studies in graduate schools, pursuing such degrees as:

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