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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
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Finance majors  
Where they got hired: Finance, Class of 2013  

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
  • Originations & 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

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Careers for Financial Mavens (BUS Category)
  • Careers in Finance (BUS Category)
  • Financial Services Employers (BUS Category)
  • Venture Capital (BUS Category)
  • Investment Management (BUS Category)
  • Best 296 Business Schools (Grad Section)
  • The Business School Buzz Back (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (Grad Section)

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 2013

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 85 percent of the class of 2013 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2013 finance majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Accountemps - staffing
ADP, Inc. - inside sales representative
Agora Publishing - customer correspondence research assistant
AIG - analyst, finance associate
Atradius - assistant financial analyst
Barclays Capital - investment banking analyst
Capital Funding Group - junior analyst
Castlebridge Energy Group LLC - account management
CBS Radio - account executive
Chesapeake Financial Advisors - jr. investment analyst
Cushman & Wakefield - broker's assistant
Dannon - jr. treasury accountant
Davidson, Kempner Capital Management - trading assistant
Deloitte - advisory technology risk
Fidelity Investments - associate systems analyst
Guggenheim Partners - associate
HSBC Securities - global marketing sales coordinator
Hub Precious Metals LLC - finance associate
Investor Strategy Corporation - operations assistant
Investors Capital - broker trainee
J.F. Kiely Construction Company - data analyst
LaSalle Investment Management - financial analyst
LBC Credit Partners - analyst
LoganCircle Partners - analyst
Mizuho Bank - operations
Morgan Stanley - due diligence analyst, financial associate, fixed income trade support, operations analyst - institutional securities group product
National Futures Association - compliance examiner
New York Life - associate
Northrop Grumman Corporation - business management professional development program (PDP)
PNC Bank - ACCEL retail bank development program
Prudential Financial - jr. account management associate
PwC - risk assurance
St. Gabriel's College - math teacher
T. Rowe Price - investment associate - fund accounting, management associate
TD Bank - assistant vice president
UBS - client services associate
Verizon Enterprise Solutions - client executive - finance vertical
Warner Companies, The - investment assistant
WinnCompanies - development assistant
Worthington Financial Partners - financial services associate
Wye River Group Inc. - associate - finance analyst

Graduate/Professional Schools

Hofstra University - J.D.
Loyola University Maryland - Emerging Leaders MBA (2)

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