A degree in Finance prepares students for management careers in non-financial firms as well as careers in financial services firms such as banking, brokerage firms, and insurance companies.
A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance delivers an education on the theory and use of financial analysis. Financial analysis is useful in all settings where decisions have to be made about how to manage wealth, assets, or money based on expectations about the future.
Finance deals with the exchange of assets over time. It is concerned with the pricing of assets, decisions on how firms should decide what projects to undertake and how to fund those projects, decisions on appropriate investment strategies by individuals and institutions, how financial markets work both domestically and internationally, and the governance of those who make financial decisions.
The program combines coursework in financial management, investment analysis, financial institutions and markets, and international finance to prepare students for positions with major corporations, small business firms, brokerage firms, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, other financial institutions, accounting and consulting firms, and government agencies.
Topics covered include:
- Investment management
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Trading strategies
- International finance
- Derivatives and corporate finance
- Financial modeling
Positions & Placements
We work closely with the UGA Career Center and potential employers. Some recent internship placements include Frisch Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Target headquarters, Accenture, Nordstrom, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, Harris Williams & Co., Bank South, Nissan North America, Boeing, PwC, Young Life, and the United Steelworkers Union to name a few. More than 200 Finance students were placed in internships this year.
Careers in Finance
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Loan Auditing Manager
- Junior Trader
This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of finance majors. Finance students find employment with many other companies inside and outside of the U.S. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.
The largest employers of finance students include:
- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
- JP Morgan
- Regions Bank
- Home Depot