Career Paths - Business Finance
The WKU B.S. Finance (Business Finance degree path) provides a pathway to a broad variety of possible careers. Essentially, the Business in Finance program supports careers in which the utilization of money - through investing in a business or in publicly held companies, through lending to other companies, or into projects within a firm or its divisions - is to be undertaken with proper due diligence and oversight. In short, the business finance degree focuses on the efficient, effective management of money.
Business Finance Degree Career Paths
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.
Loan officers evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses. Most loan officers are employed by commerical banks, credit unions, mortgage companies.
Finanical Analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the preformance of stocks, bonds and other types of investments. They assess investment opportunities.
Supply Chain Analyst
Supply Chain Analysts study movement of goods through a supply chain in order to identify gaps in efficiency and areas needing improvements. Then forecast and recommendations are made.
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer has the primary responsibility of managing the company's finances, including financial planning, management of risk and record keeping and financial reporting.
Credit Analyst analyze credit data and financial information of persons or companies that are applying for credit or loans to determine the risk that the credit-granting institution will not recoup funds loaned.
Additional Career Awareness Resources
Association for Financial Professionals
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society commited to advancing the success of its members and their organizations. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professionals and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. Each year, AFP hosts the largest networking conference worldwide for over 6,500 corporate finance professionals.
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) offers a Global Career Center. The career center helps employers reach top talent in the treasury and finance community, and connects job/internship seekers to the most relevant positions in the industry.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Financial Management Association - with member access
Established in 1970, the Financial Management Association International (FMA) is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's mission is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices, and to enhance the quality of education in finance.
Join FMA today to access finance research, career guidance and job search tips. View jobs, post a resume and create job alerts on the new Undergraduate & MBA Students Job Board & Resume Bank.
The Ultimate Guide to a Career in Finance - Wiley Efficient Learning
The Ultimate Guide to a Career in Finance is meant to provide you with a quick overview of potential careers in finance, including their salaries and job outlooks, and detail how you can best position yourself to land a great job. This guide also includes background information on educational programs, scholarships and professional certifications.
Alumni Highlights - Look what they have accomplished with a degree in Business Finance