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Finance

Major Information

The major in finance has been designed to provide the student with a variety of concepts and techniques that can be applied in all financial situations, as well as specialized study in particular fields. Our program offers courses in various fields within the finance discipline, including real estate, insurance, banking and security analysis.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Finance

Sample Occupations

  • Bank Manager
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Mergers/Acquisitions Manager    
  • Financial Planner/Risk Manager
  • Securities Broker
  • Trust Analyst
  • Underwriter
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner
  • Budget Analyst
  • Loan Administrator
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Commodities Trader
  • Financial Analyst

Sample Work Settings

  • Banks
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Insurance Companies
  •  Investment Firms
  •  Real Estate Agencies

Sample Employers

  • Deutsche Bank
  • GEICO
  • Georgia Power Company
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Norfolk Southern
  • State Farm
  • Wells Fargo
  •  State of Georgia of Banking & Finance

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2

bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://salary.com 

Professional Organizations

American Bankers Association

http://www.aba.com

Association of Financial Professionals

www.afponline.org

Financial Management Association 

www.fma.org

National Association Estate Planners & Councils     

http://www.naepc.org/

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Finance Association

Southern Investment Association

Delta Sigma Pi

Enactus

Professional Tips

These areas are highly valued by employers who seek candidates that have developed skills and abilities in the following areas. 

  • Career and Self Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Résumé Tips

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Finance
  • Include minors, emphasis areas
  • List special technology skills, including certifications in Excel or Access; Tableau, SAP
  • Write about relevant experiences that are tied to the Career Readiness areas (mentioned above)
  • Include a variety of experiences that show strengths / skills valued by employers
  • Limit to one page, unless there are 10+ years of professional work experience (military, or after college)

Last updated: 7/26/2022