If you're interested in how money moves through an economy, want a degree that can be applied to nearly
every industry in business, and desire a lucrative compensation package for your efforts, 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.
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:
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planner
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Financial Analyst was $85,660 in 2019
while Accountants earned a median salary of $71,550 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm (visited June 10, 2020).