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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 2014  

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

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 2014

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 89 percent of the class of 2014 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2014 finance majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Accruent - Associate Support Engineer
AIG - Jr. Account Executive
Aon - Account Specialist
Appleton Partners - Assistant Portfolio Manager
Barr-None Coating Applicators, Inc. - Safety Officer
BMO Capital Markets - Analyst-Equity Finance, Service Specialist
BPN Worldwide - Assistant Media Planner, Digital
Breadcrumb by Groupon - Account Executive
Brotman Financial Group - Investment Trainee
Brown Advisory - Associate Performance Analyst
Capital One - Commercial Banking Development Program
Ceres Partners, LLC - Administrative Assistant
Charlotte Hounds Professional Lacrosse - Lacrosse Player
City on a Hill Charter Public School - CoaHCORPS Tutor and Varsity Soccer Coach
ConvergEx Group - Client Services/Operations
Daversa Partners - Research Associate/Executive Recruiter
Deutshe Bank - Analyst
EY - Internal Audit Staff
Eze Software Group - GTS Analyst
FactSet Research Systems Inc. - Consultant 
Global Arena Capital Corporation - Stockbroker Trainee
Hard Money Bankers - Community Manager/Sales Assistant
ING Financial Partners - Financial Advisor
JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Corporate Analyst, Operations Analyst
KPMG LLP - Associate, Economic and Valuation Services
LeadDog Marketing Group - Account Management Intern
Legg Mason - Business Analyst
Levin Group, Inc. - Management Consulting Practice Analyst
Marianist Province of the United States - English Teacher
Mizuho Capital Markets, Inc. - Internal Audit Associate
Montford College - High School Physics Teacher
Morgan Stanley - Analyst, Compliance Associate, Operations Analyst (2)
National Australia Bank - Jr. Financial Analyst
New York Life Insurance Company - Financial Services Trainee
Parkway Capital Investors - Financial Analyst
Pepsico-Frito Lay - District Sales Leader
PwC LLP - Risk Assurance Associate
RBC Capital Markets - Investment Banking Analyst (2)
RBC Wealth Management - Associate Financial Analyst
Reality Express LaBarbera - Sales Assistant
Shivani Gems - Account Executive
Sidoti & Company, LLC - Institutional Equity Sales
Siena Wealth Advisors - Client Concierge
St. Gabriel's College - English Teacher
T. Rowe Price - Investment Liaison Intern, Investment Operations Associate, Participant Service Center Associate (2)
TD Bank - ABL Operations Specialist II
Wedbush Securities - Equity Sales Trader

Graduate/Professional Schools

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

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