If you’re intrigued by the financial
markets, stocks, bonds, and other investment vehicles, and you also like
to think about numbers, then a finance major is worth considering.
Finance majors develop analytical skills in order to dissect financial
statements and appraise the financial standing of companies,
municipalities, and other entities. They can assess the quantitative and
qualitative dimensions of business problems and evaluate the financial
implications of corporate and individual actions.
Graduates with a degree in finance also acquire the ability to deal with
spreadsheets and with other software used to process and represent
financial data. They learn to present financial information to clients and
colleagues with varying levels of financial sophistication.
The three main categories of finance are
public, corporate and personal finance. Because most businesses realize
the value in mindfully managing their assets, there will always be work
for financial planners, analysts, managers, and executives. Their
expertise and guidance can pave the way for a company’s or an individual’s