Finance (FINN)

What is Finance? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Finance Publications UofA Department of Finance

What is Finance?

According to the University of Arkansas's Finance department, "The finance curriculum engages students through problem-based casework, real-world business activities, and internships in the financial community. Finance students leave Walton College prepared to successfully meet the rigors and challenges of a wide variety of career opportunities.

Students who elect to major in finance can choose from one of five concentrations: banking; financial management/investment; insurance; real estate, and personal financial management. This choice should reflect the student's primary career focus and electives should be used to complement the coursework in the chosen concentration. Finance majors are strongly encouraged to consult with departmental faculty advisers and/or the department chair in developing their curriculum."

Related Careers


Credit Manager

Loan Officer



Loan Processor

Audit Manager


Management Accountant

Bank Manager

External Auditor

Market Research Analyst

Bank Representative

Finance Writer

Mergers/Acquisitions Mgr


Financial Aid Officer

Mutual Fund Manager

Branch Manager

Financial Analyst

Mutual Fund Trader

Budget Analyst

Financial Consultant

Payroll Administrator

Business Analyst

Financial Economist

Personal Finance Advisor

Business Manager

Financial Planner

Portfolio Analyst

Chief Executive Officer

Foreign Exchange Trader

Property Manager

Chief Financial Officer

Government Official

Rate Analyst

Claim Adjuster/Examiner

Hedge Fund Manager

Real Estate Developer

Commercial Loan Officer

Industrial/Institutional Buyer

Sales Analyst

Commodities Trader

Insurance Agent/Broker

Securities Analyst

Consumer Credit/Loan Officer

International Trade Specialist

Securities Broker


Investment Banker

Stock Broker

Cost Manager

Investment Manager

Systems Analyst


Investment Researcher

Treasury Management Specialist

Credit Analyst

Investor Relations

Trust Analyst

Credit Counselor

Loan Administrator

Venture Capitalist

Related Skills

Active Learner

Computational Abilities

Knowledge of Economy & Finances

Analytical Skills

Computer Skills

Organizational Skills

Communication Skills (Oral & Written)

Critical Thinking

Understanding of Financial Records

Job & Internship Search Links

Bank of America Careers

eFinancial Careers

Financial Job Network

Finance Jobs

Hertz Careers

Independence Blue Cross

J.P. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Real Estate Express - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Wells Fargo Careers

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Business and Finance Career Resources

Professional Association Links

Association for Financial Professionals

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Financial Women's Association

Insurance Information Institute

International Academy of Business and Financial Management

Investment Management Consultants Association

Finance Publications

Fast Company

Financial News

Financial Times

The Wall Street Journal