What Can I Do With a Major in... Finance

A BBA in Finance prepares an individual to analyze, manage, and plan financial and monitory aspects of an organization. Areas of study can include accounting, investments, budgeting and portfolio management.

An undergraduate degree in Finance can prepare you for a variety of careers in industries such as banking, insurance, corporate finance, consumer credit, securities and financial management. To be competitive within the various industries, a combination of education and experience is necessary.

General Career Information
Sample Job Titles

Entry Level

  • Assistant Examiner
  • Broker Assistant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Journalist
  • Tax Assistant

Education + Experience

  • Chief Financial Officer - CFO
  • Controller
  • Stockbroker
  • Underwriter

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These job titles are not an exhaustive list, but rather, represent the types of positions most widely recruited for.

  • Account Credit Manager
  • Accounting and Financial Analyst
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Acquisition Analyst
  • Actuarial Consultant
  • Admissions Advisor
  • Analyst
  • Annuit Customer Service Associate
  • Area Manager
  • Assistant Examiner
  • Auditor
  • Broker Assistant
  • Buyer
  • Capital Budgeting Officer
  • CEO - Chief Executive Officer
  • CFO - Chief Financial Officer
  • Client Account Manager
  • Commercial Business Specialist
  • Commercial Lender
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker
  • Commodity Trader
  • Compliance and Development Supervisor
  • Configuration Management Testing Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Corporate Internal Auditor
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • Cost Manager
  • Credit Risk Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Department Manager
  • Development Operations Manager
  • Director of Business Strategy
  • Director of Compensation
  • Director of Finance
  • Distribution Team Advisor
  • Examiner
  • Executive Compensation Consultant
  • Finance and Capital Markets Associate
  • Finance Policy Analyst
  • Finance Product Supply Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Journalist
  • Financial Representative
  • Fixed Income Quantitative Research Analyst
  • Foreign Exchange Merchant
  • Inside Accountant
  • Insurance Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Mortgage Servicing Valuation Manager
  • Mutual Fund Administrator
  • New Ventures Development Manager
  • Personal Banker
  • Professor
  • Program Finance Manager
  • Project Accountant
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Securities Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Tax Assistant
  • Treasury Operations Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Valuation Analyst
  • Variable Annuity Representative


Employment Areas
  • Academia
  • Government
  • Private Corporations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Publicly Traded Corporations
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Professional Organizations
Organizations That Have Hired UI Students and Alumni
  • Hills Bank and Trust
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • AEGON Group
  • American Express Financial Advisors
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Coporation
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Cardinal Health
  • Ernst & Young

This is only a partial list - to view a complete list of organizations that recruit UI students and alumni, please visit: www.careers.uiowa.edu/students/uirecruit.html


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