Degree Completion in Finance
The field of finance deals with the application of the principles of economics and accounting to control the financial operations in an organization. Finance professionals assess the performance of products, services, stocks, commodities and various investments and devise strategies to increase a company’s profitability in addition to projecting its future earnings. Professionals in this field have a great deal of responsibilities as their decisions define our country’s economy and affect trade & business all over the world. Financial experts are employed largely by investment companies, consultancy firms and banks, in addition to large business corporations and various government bodies.
About the Degree
Today, hundreds of colleges in the country offer associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in finance. As online education becomes increasingly common, a number of colleges also offer students the opportunity to obtain a finance degree online. The 2 year long associate’s degree in finance includes basic financial & accounting principles in addition to core business management subjects. Students who enroll in the more rigorous four-year long Bachelor of Science in Finance take in-depth courses on the basics of finance, financial reporting, accounting, resource allocation and learn how to monitor financial activities in addition to vital leadership & organizational management skills.
For students looking for a graduate degree in order to increase their qualifications and climb up the corporate ladder, Master’s degrees of Science in Finance are offered. These degrees allow students to specialize in an area such as risk management, business law, investment analysis, corporate finance, portfolio management, international business or global finance. Finance graduates can find work as analysts, consultants, planners, investment bankers, loan officers, property management officers, stockbrokers, international financial managers and insurance officers.