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Why study finance? Because good financial decisions make successful organizations.

Businesses, both large and small, must learn to make good financial decisions to be successful. An undergraduate degree in finance equips you with the skills necessary to assist businesses and households in their financial decisions. The study of finance is concerned with the monetary issues faced by millions of individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors. It is about evaluating current and historical data, then analyzing financial or economic trends and forecasting how to profit from them. Coursework in finance addresses a diverse range of issues, including financial analysis, investments, risk, and valuation.

Everything has a business side

Financial occupations are expected to grow at an above-average pace. Finance majors have much to offer in today's job market and, as a result, are employed by a wide range of global organizations and companies, including brokerage firms, commercial and investment banks, corporations, financial advisory and public accounting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, realtors and savings and loan associations. Careers in finance include:

  • Appraisers
  • Loan officers
  • Commodity dealers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Financial analysts
  • Real estate agents
  • Financial planners
  • Security analysts
  • Insurance agents
  • Stockbrokers
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Treasurers

To find out how USI's finance bachelor's degree can help you get the confidence and professionalism you need to succeed, contact USI Admissions at 800-467-1965

Why I Chose Finance


"I chose to major in Finance because finance is an important part of every career and many areas of life in general. Learning how to better understand and correctly handle financial data, I believe, will equip me well for any future job that I may have and will allow me the opportunity to help others manage their own finances, which is ultimately what I would love to do!” - Anna '21

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