Through the finance program, students acquire the skills to work in corporate finance, consulting, financial markets, and investment and commercial banking. Graduates are able to handle job responsibilities such as financial analysis, cash management, securities analysis, trading, or personal financial planning. Jobs may be very lucrative, even in non-management positions such as currency trading.
Larger businesses generally divide finance activities into treasury and control functions, while smaller firms often combine the two. Treasury activities include managing cash, acquiring assets, raising funds through securities issues, and negotiating bank loans to finance assets. Early career opportunities are often in cash management, financial analysis, or asset acquisition activities. Starting positions in investment management include securities analysts or traders for investment banking firms. The Burridge Center for Finance provides additional career resources and career exploration opportunities.