A popular choice for those oriented towards working in the financial, the non-profit or the corporate worlds, an education in Finance provides a solid analytical and quantitative foundation for pursuing a career in a variety of business areas, including managing an organization, helping families plan their financial future, or working in corporate finance.

Career Options in Finance

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Finance degree than others.

  • Actuary
  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Banking Representative
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Bond Trader
  • Business Administrator
  • Business Developer/Strategist
  • Commodity Analyst/ Trader
  • Comptroller
  • Corporate Banker
  • Corporate Financial Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Equity Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Auditor
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Researcher
  • Institutional Equity Trader
  • Investment Advisor
  • Investment Portfolio Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Loan/Mortgage Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Merchandiser
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Public Accountant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Researcher
  • Risk Manager
  • Securities Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax Accountant
  • Trader
  • Underwriter
  • Venture Capitalist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.