If you like numbers and have an analytical streak, a Finance degree from AUM will give you the tools and skills for a successful career in banking, financial management, insurance, investments, venture capital, and personal financial planning. You’ll learn to determine the value of businesses, help new businesses find the capital they need to succeed, guide new parents as they plan for their child’s education, or assist a young couple plan for a comfortable retirement. You’ll study sources of financing, financial institutions, planning, and management before choosing to concentrate in one of these areas or to take advanced courses in finance, accounting, or economics.
Points of Pride
- Students have many opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience through internships with companies such as Merrill Lynch, Northwestern Financial, Scottrrade, Next Financial Group, Stifel, Morgan Stanley, and Rheem Manufacturing.
- Students participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge (Southern Classic), an Atlanta competition designed for up-and-coming financial professionals.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
A degree in Finance will equip you for a number of challenging and well-paying jobs. From 2014 to 2024, jobs in business and financial operations are projected to grow at 8 percent, about the average for all occupations. At $64,790, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations in May 2014 was higher than the $35,540 median annual wage for all occupations.