Finance Careers Descriptive Essay by ABCs

An overview of the finance industry careers.
# 111256 | 1,027 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 14, 2009 in Business (Finance, Investment and Banking) , Business (Industries)

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The paper discusses the requirements for an individual to major in finance and succeed in this career. The paper outlines three lucrative careers open to finance majors, namely, financial analysts, financial consultants and working in commercial banking. The paper predicts that now is a good time to receive an education in finance, because by the time a student graduates, the current economic woes will likely have abated.

Requirements for the Major
Finance Careers

From the Paper:

"To major in finance and succeed in finance as a career path requires more than a desire to simply 'make money'--it requires a genuine enthusiasm for working with people as well as numbers. Ideally, an employee with high aspirations in the finance industry will have a strong background in accounting combined with a personality that is "outgoing and inquisitive by nature" (Nich 2003). A good finance curriculum should provide a student with financial management tools "to succeed in analyzing and executing the financial aspects of managerial decisions" and the candidate's own charisma must convey to the client how certain decisions will enable the client to meet certain goals, using all of the realistic resources and options available."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Finance Industry Careers." Finance Club. Duke University. Fuqua School of Business1996. 2 May 2008.
  • Nich, C. "What can you do with a college degree in finance?" Guide to College Majors in Finance. World Wide Learn. 2003. 2 May 2008.

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