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Bright career outlook

Employment opportunities in finance are expected to be strong during the next decade—with more international opportunities as global markets expand.

  • analysts
  • portfolio & mutual fund managers
  • financial managers

Finance: professional overview

Finance is the study of funds management, and how money is spent and budgeted. Finance considers the concepts of time, money, and risk—and how they are interrelated.

Financial decisions determine the economic viability of an enterprise—whether a corporation, a multinational company, a limited partnership or private company.

Finance at UMass Dartmouth

Charlton’s finance curriculum prepares you in both the theory and practice of modern financial management—so companies can compete effectively in the global marketplace.

You’ll study:

  • financial management of domestic & multinational corporations
  •  global financial markets
  • investment & commercial banking
  • investment in securities
  • risk management

Types of positions:

  • financial analyst
  • financial planner
  • financial manager
  • bank loan officer
  • budget analyst

More info: www.bls.gov/oco/

Average starting salary: college graduates: $52,351