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College of Business & Management

Finance Careers Overview

Finance is a field where steady employment growth is expected. With a DeVry University degree, you'll be ready to take advantage of this expanding job market. Explore careers analyzing and tracking profit performance, managing bank branches, or establishing credit rating criteria. No matter what you do, you'll be prepared to work with the newest financial products and services. The data you uncover is integral, and will drive how important business decisions are made in your, or your client's, company.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from DeVry University with a major in Finance, you'll be equipped to work in the new world of global economics. With expertise in areas such as short-term financing, credit cards, factoring, mortgages, education loans, derivatives, commodities, international currency, interest rate exchanges, and international transactions and translation, finance experts' professional responsibilities could include:

  • Managing bank offices
  • Helping business customers best use their financial resources
  • Analyzing and interpreting financial results to identify trends and variances
  • Establishing credit card rating criteria and credit ceilings, as well as monitoring collection of past-due accounts

Industries


Finance careers can be found in many areas of business, including:

  • Bank management
  • Credit management
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Mortgage brokering
  • Security and commodity sales
  • Insurance

Career Options


DeVry University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Finance will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Bank branch manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Credit manager
  • Commercial banking officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planning consultant
  • Insurance representative
  • Loan officer
  • Security and commodities sales agent
  • Broker

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.
 

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of finance. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.