Finance is the management, creation and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities. While three distinct categories exist, namely, corporate, personal and public finance, there are a variety of different roles, areas and industries in which finance professionals work.
It is helpful to think of your career path decision in two buckets: functional role and industry. As you assess these choices, think about what really interests you!
Finance roles occupy space along a spectrum, from more “people-focused” to “data-focused.” Do you like the idea of client interaction? Or, do you prefer analytics?
Keep in mind that the general titles below are illustrative and can certainly vary by industry and company.
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Lastly, finance professionals work in a myriad of industries and businesses. It’s important to think about what interests you in terms of products and services. Do you want to do finance at a bank? Or, are you interested in becoming a finance professional within a non-financial industry? Here are some areas where finance professionals work:
Finance roles can be found in every industry.
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Learn about working in finance from our alumni and partners participating in Power Chats. In these brief videos executives speak candidly about their experiences and provide valuable advice to current finance students. Access Power Chat videos in BizLink – Document Library.
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