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Finance majors at Longwood learn fundamental financial concepts, theories, and rules, along with the application processes associated with the daily operations of a company. Finance majors also learn to analyze a company's ranking and various duties carried out by the company, while making financial plans for the future for various prospect career companies. Finance is an integral part in the business world, and Longwood's Business department prides itself on being one of the top business institutions in Virginia. Longwood offers a curriculum in the language of finance and the techniques of financial analysis, preparing students for various career fields.

John D. Rockefeller- "I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living."

Career Fields associated with Finance Majors:

  • Actuary Investment Banker
  • Appraiser
  • Investor Relations
  • Audit Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Bank Manager
  • Loan Processor
  • Branch Manager
  • Mutual Fund Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Rate Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Commodities Trader
  • Sales Analyst
  • Consumer Credit/Loan Officer
  • Securities Analyst
  • Controller Securities Broker
  • Credit Manager Tax Specialist
  • Estimator Stockbroker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Financial Planner
  • Mergers/Acquisitions Manager
  • Government Official
  • Trust Analyst
  • Insurance Agent/Broker

Related Skills:

  • Examine financial records
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Aptitude for accuracy details
  • Operate and use information derived from computers
  • Work alone and concentrate for long periods of time
  • Make sound judgments and decisions and to solve quantitative problems
  • Explain complex financial data to others
  • Lead, supervise and direct others
  • Plan and administer budgets

Personal attributes associated with Finance:

  • Achievement
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Independence
  • Recognition and appreciation from others
  • Skill with numbers
  • Analytical and logical thinking
  • Capacity for precision, detail and order
  • Ability to frame inquiry and respond objectively
  • Patience
  • Integrity
  • Thoroughness
  • Imagination

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For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.