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Finance

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Overview of Major
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internships 
Possible Career Fields
Possible Work Settings
Important Skills and Abilities
Sample Web Resources
Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Finance Majors  
Where They Got Hired: Finance, Class of 2015  

Overview of Major

The finance major focuses on a vital area of American business. Loyola’s finance department stresses practical issues and the procedures of finance. Graduates often pursue employment opportunities in finance, accounting and sales among other areas.

Resources

Potential Job Titles

  • Actuary
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Credit Analyst
  • Insurance Broker Trainee
  • Accountant
  • Portfolio or Fund Accountant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Global Operations Analyst
  • Sales Associate
  • Institutional Equity Sales
  • Investment Bank Operations Analyst
  • Financial Modeling Analyst
  • Corporate Technology Trainee
  • Commercial Banking Associate
  • Wealth Management Associate Advisor
  • Loan Officer or Counselor
  • Internal Audit Risk Consultant
  • Client Representative

Examples of Internships

  • Academy Financial
  • Lazard Capital Markets
  • Citi Smith Barney
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Evergreen Capital Advisors
  • PNC Financial
  • Ferris, Baker Watts, LLC
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • Great Oak Lending Partners
  • T. Rowe Price
  • JMI Equity
  • UBS
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wyeth

Possible Career Fields

Corporate and Public Finance

  • Financial & budget analysis
  • Cash & credit management
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Investment & risk management
  • Investor relations

Banking

  • Corporate credit analysis
  • Commercial lending
  • Private banking
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Trust, cash, risk management
  • Operations
  • Mortgage loans
  • Branch management
  • Origination & packaging

Insurance

  • Claims analysis
  • Underwriting
  • Actuarial science
  • Loss control
  • Personal financial planning
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Portfolio management
  • Customer service

Real estate

  • Residential brokerage
  • Appraisals
  • Property management

Investment Banking

  • Corporate financial analysis
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Trading
  • Equity & debt
  • business valuation
  • Venture capital

Money Management

Possible Work Settings

  • Private business
  • Government entities
  • Federal agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Non-profits
  • Schools
  • Savings & loan associations
  • Banks
  • Credit unions
  • Mutual funds
  • Developers
  • Life, property & casualty insurance firms
  • Trust companies
  • Real estate brokers
  • Brokerage & appraisal firms
  • Investment banking firms
  • Portfolio management firms

Important Skills and Abilities

  • Computer-spreadsheets & databases
  • Analytical
  • Quantitative
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Initiative
  • Sales
  • Motivated & ambitious
  • Entrepreneurial

Sample Web Resources

Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Finance Majors

  • MBA, Finance
  • MBA, General Business
  • MBA, International Business
  • MBA, Management
  • MS, Finance
  • JD

Where They Got Hired: Finance, Class of 2015

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 86 percent of the class of 2015 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2015 finance majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

ACA Compliance Group
ADP - Finance and Marketing Analyst
Allegion PLC - Specification Consultant Apprentice
AllianceBernstein - Client Relations Associate
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Team Financial Advisor Program
BlueWave Capital, LLC - Analyst - Alternative Energy
Bluewolf - Financial Analyst
Brown Brother Harriman - Investment Services, Fund Accountant, Investor Services
Chesapeake Corporate Advisors - Analyst
Cheytec Financial LLC - Financial Analyst
Clarendon Group - Tenant Coordinator
CPEX Real Estate - Retail Investment Sales, Investment Sales & Leasing Associate
Credit Suisse - Financial Analyst
D'Assault Systems - Securities Analyst
Deutsche Bank - Analyst
Ellin & Tucker - Valuation Analyst
Erno Laszlo - Financial Analyst
Evercore ISI - Sales assistant 
FactSet Research Systems - Research Assistant
Fidelity Investments - Financial Representative
Fidelity/Devonshire Investors - Associate Financial Analyst
FTI Consulting - Internal Audit
Goldman Sachs - Controller Analyst
Greenspring Associates - Analyst 
Harbor Lights Financial Group - Junior Advisor
Henry Schein, Inc. - Assistant Buyer
International Fund Services NA LLC - Treasury Operations Associate
John Hancock Associate - Investment Analyst
LaSalle Investment Management - Analyst
LVC Interiors - Account Executive
M&T Bank - Management Development Program, Wealth Advisor, Analyst, Management Trainee, Client Finance Billing Coordinator
Media Storm - Client Finance Billing Coordinator (2)
Mindshare - Digital Investment Analyst Associate
MMA Capital Management -  Junior Financial Analyst 
Montana Conservation Corp - Crew Member
Moors & Cabot Investments - Client Associate
Morgan Stanley - Operations Analyst (5) , Fixed Income / Finance, Financial Analyst(2), Analyst, Exotics Trade Support Analyst
MUFC Union  - Global Analyst
NEPC LLP - Performance Analyst
NewDay USA - Account Executive
Nomura America Securities LLC - Securitized Products Analyst
Northrop Grumman Corporation - Cost Analyst, Business Analyst Professional Development Program
OneMain Financial - Treasury Analyst
Prospect Academy - General Manager and Assistant Director, Player Development
PTS Consulting - Consultant
PwC - Risk Assurance Associate, FSR Associate, Transfer Pricing Associate
Rocation - Investment Analyst
Rosenblatt Securities - Equity Research Associate
St Gabriel's in Thailand - English Teacher (3)
State Street Bank - Derivatives Operation Analyst
T. Rowe Price - Management Associate, Associate
Techtronic Industries - Financial Analyst
The Blackstone Group - Treasury Group Intern
UNUM - Account Representative
USI Insurance Services - Financial Analyst
Wells Fargo -  Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst
Zazzali Fagella Nowak Kleinbaum & Friedman - Legal Assistant

Graduate/Professional Schools

Loyola University Maryland - Emerging Leaders, MBA (2)
University of Maryland, Carey School of Law - J.D.

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