Finance is involved with the acquisition, investment and management of the cash resources of business entities, governmental agencies, and individuals.

Its practitioners must have a thorough understanding of the financial markets where money is raised, know how to analyze investment opportunities, and because the objective of any financial decision is to maximize value, understand how investors determine value.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Financial Advisor/Wealth Management

  • My future career:

    Financial Analyst

  • My future career:

    Budget Analyst

  • My future career:

    Cost Estimator

  • My future career:

    Loan Officer

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Audit Manager
    • Consultant
    • Credit Analyst
    • Day Trader
    • Financial Manager
    • Investment Banker
    • Mortgage Banker
    • Portfolio Manager
    • Retail Personal Banker
    • Stockbroker