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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 Analyst

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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

Handshake -- UNCW's Online Job & Career Portal

Job Search Resources

Financial Job Network

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 Guide: Financial Planners & Business Managers

Career Bank

Business Job Finder- Explore Business Careers: Finance

Professional Association Links

Bank of America

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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