Business & Management
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Finance

If you're interested in how money moves through an economy, want a degree that can be applied to nearly every industry in business, a Finance degree may be for you.

Types of Degrees

Finance students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In the finance industry, bachelor's degrees are usually required for most entry-level jobs.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math coursework and work experience in business, accounting, or banking helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Finance Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Finance include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Banker
  • Financial Planner
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Financial Analyst was $81,590 in 2019 (1) while Accountants earned a median salary of $71,550 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.