Finance is a critical function of business, and as such, Kelley finance majors have many exciting and challenging career opportunities in four general areas:
- Corporate Finance—as the finance “arm” of business, corporate finance involves forecasting financial statements, evaluating possible mergers and acquisitions, setting work capital policies, and hedging financial and business risks.
- Investments—trading and managing stocks, bonds, derivatives, and other securities; this includes advising clients on appropriate investments and creating long-term financial plans, managing the money of mutual funds, and forecasting future earnings of various companies.
- Banking—working for a bank or other intermediary, such as an insurance company; this could include credit analysis, analyzing prospective clients’ financial conditions, or developing new business and interacting with customers.
- International Finance—working in finance outside of the United States or in a multinational corporation; this involves analyzing projects with cash flows in multiple currencies, managing global investment opportunities, and structuring banking deals for multinational corporations.
With our wide range of finance electives that cover all of these areas, our graduates are well prepared to succeed in their future careers. Our graduates become financial analysts, real estate developers, loan officers, stock brokers, and more at companies such as:
- A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
- Abbott Laboratories
- Bank of America
- Caterpillar, Inc.
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Ford Motor Company
- Ernst & Young US LLP
- General Mills, Inc.
- Goldman Sachs, Inc.
- IBM Corporation
- JP Morgan Chase
- Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.
- Procter & Gamble