Finance is the management of money. Finance graduates are caretakers of the investments, the monetary and real estate affairs of individuals, private companies or public agencies. The principles you learn in the classroom can also help you manage your own money better.
The CFA Institute, the organization that awards the CFA Charter, has designated Missouri State University as a CFA recognized University. The finance major (finance option) prepares students to pass the CFA Level I exam, and begin their quest toward receiving their CFA Charter. The CFA Charter is the global standard in investment management. See CFA Institute for more information.
Students who complete a degree in finance are well equipped to pursue a graduate degree in fields like business, finance, economics and other related fields.
To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current job openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a finance degree.
Finance majors have opportunities to excel in career fields such as: