Finance Track

Students taking notes in class

Are you interested in learning how to manage money?

Finance graduates are the caretakers of investments, monetary and real estate affairs of individuals, private companies or public agencies. The principles you learn in the classroom will also help you manage your own money more effectively.

Chartered financial analyst (CFA) program

The CFA Institute is the organization that awards the CFA Charter, the global standard in investment management. CFA Institute has designated Missouri State University a CFA recognized university. The finance major (finance option) prepares students to pass the CFA Level I exam and begin their path to a CFA.

Graduate options

Students who complete a degree in finance are well prepared for graduate study in fields such as business, finance and economics.

Career Center

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.


Career options

Finance majors excel in career fields that include:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Corporate and public finance (including credit management, financial analysis and investment management)
  • Insurance
  • Money management
  • Personal financial planning
  • Real estate