Are you a student treasurer who counts and tracks all of your club’s fundraiser money? Or maybe, at a young age, you started your own side business to raise money? If you’re a natural planner with an inquisitive mind and an affinity for numbers, then you may want to consider studying finance.

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UTSA’s Finance Program

Home to one of the top business schools in the world, UTSA is one of the best places you can earn a Finance degree. In this field, you’ll learn how to interpret financial data, a skill that can be applied toward a number of industries like investment banking, corporate finance, portfolio management, risk management and real estate. After earning this degree, you’ll put this financial insight to good use by exploring how individuals and organizations can use their resources to build wealth and plan for the uncertain future.

What You’ll Learn

As a Finance major, you’ll have the option of learning a business competency as you work toward completing your degree. These competencies are available through elective courses and aim to develop a greater set of marketable skills for business majors. The competencies available for Finance majors are analytics, modeling and risk management.

Careers in Finance

Top job titles for Finance graduates include:

• Accountant
• Financial Analyst
• Financial Manager
• Treasurer
• Management Analyst
• Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk

Finance and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in Texas with more than 37,000 job opportunities in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Virginia, Massachusetts, and Colorado. More than 12 million Finance-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Industries for Finance Graduates

Finance is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Finance-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Depository Credit Intermediation
• Financial Investments
• Accounting/Tax Preparation/Payroll
• Insurance Carriers
• General Hospitals
• Management Consulting
• Higher Education

Salaries for Finance Graduates

The salary range for open finance-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $42,598
median $68,389
top 10% $106,992

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Finance Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Finance graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Finance may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are a good planner
• You are detail oriented
• You enjoy learning
• You like solving puzzles and problems


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