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About this program

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Includes instruction in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management.

Career Opportunities

Business Professors

teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$107270
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Loan Counselors

provide guidance to prospective loan applicants who have problems qualifying for traditional loans. Guidance may include determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions.
$49940
No degree required
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Personal Financial Advisors

Jim Eutsler, CFP®, ChFC®, CMA from HCM Wealth Advisors
Margaret M. Koosa from The Alchemists, Your Wealth Concierge
Christopher Liew, CFA from Royal Bank of Canada
Chris Nddie from Self-employed
Joshua Gerstler from The Orchard Practice
7 reviews
advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives. May also buy and sell financial assets for clients.
$122490
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Financial Analysts

Steve Morrow from
Adam Garcia from The Stock Dork
3 reviews
conduct quantitative analyses of information involving investment programs or financial data of public or private institutions, including valuation of businesses.
$96630
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Credit Analysts

Joseph Ali from Citigroup
1 reviews
analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decisionmaking.
$86170
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Budget Analysts

examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
$82690
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match


HR Specialists

conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
$72610
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Treasurers and Controllers

direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
$151510
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

General Managers

Mark Rapley from KWIC Internet
Graham Cook from A2 Global Risk
2 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors.
$125740
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Chief Executives

Phil Crippen from John Adams IT
J.R. Spiess from The 180 Group
David Valverde from Pranos.ai
Miles Gotcher from Soov, a stomach-soothing drink meant to be like ginger ale but made with real ginger, 80% less sugar, and other ingredients that support digestion
Mark Majkrzak from RAIN Water
14 reviews
determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
$197840
Master's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


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