What is Finance? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resource Links Cameron School of Business

What is Finance?

Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organizations raise, allocate and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. The term finance may thus incorporate any of the following: * The study of money and other assets* The management of those assets* Profiling and managing project risks* As a verb, "to finance" is to provide funds for business.  Finance is the most encompassing of all business enterprises.  To understand finance you must know about the entire business, indeed the entire economy.

Related Career Titles

Actuary Commodities Trader Financial Planner 
Appraiser  Consumer Credit/Loan Officer  Foreign Exchange Trader
Audit Manager Controller  Government Official 
Bank Manager  Cost Manager  Industrial/Institutional Buyer
Bank Representative  CPA  Insurance Agent/Broker 
Bookkeeper  Credit Counselor International Trade Specialist
Branch Manager Credit Manager Investment Banker 
Budget Analyst  Economist  Investment Researcher
Business Analyst  Estimator  Investor Relations
Loan Administrator  External Auditor Loan Officer 
Business Manager Finance Writer Loan Processor 
Chief Executive Officer Financial Analyst  Management Accountant 
Chief Financial Officer Financial Consultant  Market Research Analyst 
Claim Adjuster/Examiner Financial Economist  Mergers/Acquisitions Mgr
Mutual Fund Manager  Property Manager  Securities Analyst
Mutual Fund Trader Rate Analyst Securities Broker
Payroll Administrator  Real Estate Developer  Stockbroker
Portfolio Analyst Sales Analyst Systems Analyst 
Treasury Management Specialist Trust Ananlyst

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Related Major Skills

Reading Comprehension Active Listening Writing & speaking skills
Mathematics Critical Thinking Active Learning
Monitoring Give Advice On Finances Plan & Administer Budgets
Examine Financial Records Prepare Financial Reports Prepare/Organize Records
Process Data-Computers Computer Skills

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Job & Internship Search Links

SeaWork (be sure to check out these links also in SeaWork: CareerShift,,, and GoinGlobal)

Job Search Resources

Financial Job Network

Finance and Accounting Jobs

Nation Job


Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

Real people talk about their corporate finance careers

Career Magazine

Careers in Finance slide show

Career Guide: Financial Planners & Business Managers

Career Bank

Business Job Finder- Explore Business Careers: Finance

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Budget Analysts

Professional Association Links

Bank of America

Merck and Co. Career Opportunities in Finance

Merrill Lynch

Salomon Brothers

Goldman & Sachs

JP Morgan

Corporate Finance Network

Wachovia Corporation

Prudential Financial

Financial Planning Association

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

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