Graduate Career Opportunities

A degree in finance will provide students with the necessary background to embark on wide variety of careers in finance, such as:


Corporate Finance: Graduates employed in financial management work in any of several capacities. They may handle cash and working capital, do project analysis for a firm's investment decisions, or be involved in raising funds in the capital markets or managing risks.


Investments: Graduates who are employed in investments work as stock brokers, bond brokers, traders, or in company research and investment analysis.


Banking: Graduates employed in the banking sector serve as loan officers, or credit analysts. They also help manage customers' money through the trust department or the bank's funds through its investment arm.


Financial Planning Consultation: Graduates employed in the area of financial planning consultation generally work with clients to determine the best mix of investments and insurance.

Real Estate: Graduates who work in real estate often work as real estate brokers or in real estate firms developing, financing, and valuing property. There are also opportunities in financial institutions or in the management of a company's real property.


Insurance: Some graduates choose the insurance industry working as sales representatives, analysts or actuaries.


Investment Banking: Employees in this area deal with fund raising for corporations from capital markets through public offer of securities, institutional placements of securities etc.


Treasury: Graduates in this area deals with risk management, hedging, and currency trading.


Fund Managers: Manages investments of securities in financial markets.


Islamic Banking: This is a fast growing area in the banking sector with numerous opportunities for finance graduates having adequate knowledge in Islamic Banking


Government: Finance graduates are often employed by government agencies to conduct project analysis and manage public finances.
The new major also prepares students who want to pursue graduate study in finance. For example, the Finance major will be academically prepared to take the prestigious professional certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Certified Management Accountant (CMA),Certified Financial Management (CFM) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).