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Find Finance Programs

Find schools that want you for Finance programs and other Business & Management degrees and certifications.

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.

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

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.

References

  1. 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).
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