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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 2012 

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
  • Originations & 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 2012

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 80 percent of the class of 2012 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2012 finance majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Aerotek – business operations associate
BlackRock – analyst
Bloomindale's – merchandise information office analyst
BMO Harris bank – financial analyst
Brown Brothers Harriman – cost basis operations specialist
Citigroup – commercial banking analyst
Columbia National Real Estate Finance LLC – financial analyst
DAP Products, Inc. – marketing associate
Deloitte Consulting – business technology analyst
Deutsche Bank – sales associate, Deutsche asset & wealth management
EMC Corporation – sales associate
FactSet Research Systems Inc. – consultant (2)
Fit It All – managing partner
FTI Consulting – consultant
Goldman Sachs – expense management analyst
Gucci Group – wholesale operations representative
Guy Carpenter Guaranty – risk analyst
ITG, Inc – research associate
John Hancock Financial Services – analyst-real estate finance
Jones Trading Co. – clerk
JPMorgan Chase & Co. – analyst-corporate development program
KPMG LLP – IT advisory
Liberty Mutual – financial representative
Lockheed Martin – financial analyst
M&T Bank – analyst
Morgan Stanley – analyst (3), entry analyst, fixed income analyst, operations analyst (2)
Northrop Grumman Corporation – business management analyst
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network – financial representative
Puyang & Associates, LLC – legal assistant
RCM&D – risk & claims coordinator
Sogeti USA LLC – IT consultant
Stanley Black & Decker – associate brand manager
Staples – shortage control analyst
T. Rowe Price – equity fund accountant, operations associate
Third Avenue Management – fund accountant
U.S. Bancorp Fund Services – analyst
U.S. Bank Corporate Trust Services – portfolio administrator
UBS – client services
Wells Fargo Securities – equity research analyst
Windsor Healthcare Equities – financial analyst
Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. – international operations coordinator

Graduate/Professional Schools

Loyola University Maryland – Emerging Leaders MBA

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