Finance

The role of finance professionals, particularly in business, is changing in response to technological advances that have significantly reduced the amount of time it takes to produce financial reports. They monitor companies’ finances, conduct data analysis and advise managers on ideas to maximize profits. Their tasks are often specific to their organization or industry.

CAREER OUTLOOK

The planning, directing and coordinating of investment services provided by finance professionals will continue to be in demand as the economy grows. NDSU’s finance majors have placed into high-level investment banking jobs in Minneapolis, Chicago and cities on both coasts.

COMMON CAREER TITLES

  • Budget Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Securities, Commodities and Financial Service Sales Agent
  • Personal Financial Adviser
  • Risk Manager

FINANCE RELATED PROFESSIONALS

  • Broker for financial investments
  • Review company financial reports and seek ways to reduce costs
  • Value and make recommendations for investments decisions
  • Help management make financial decisions

THE FINANCE MAJOR AT NDSU

The finance major is a four-year program that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. It provides students with a broad base of knowledge centered on how to use money more efficiently, and how to grow and protect wealth. The program prepares students for their particular area of interest such as banking or other financial institutions, investments, corporate finance and international finance.