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Finance involves the effective management of (a) assets and liabilities, (b) income and expenses, and (c) cash flows of individuals and families (“personal finance”) and private and public organizations (“corporate finance”) to meet those entities’ goals. The finance degree provides the core set of knowledge and skills needed to become an effective financial manager and decision-maker from the personal to the corporate level. The finance major typically ranks high in terms of starting, mid-career, and median salaries as reported by such organizations as PayScale.com, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, and Georgetown’s Center for Education and the Workforce publication The Economic Value of College Majors (scroll to "Explore all Majors," then search for "Finance").
Entry and early career jobs are often in banking, insurance, real estate, sales, and the public sector, and commonly include:
With more experience:
Students are strongly encouraged to apply for a semester in Washington, D.C. as part of the LCU in Washington program. Past finance majors have interned with Thoron Capital, D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development, U.S. Marshal’s Office, GIC Group, and the American Legislative Exchange Council.
For more information about Finance at LCU, contact Dr. Russell Dabbs, School of Business Chair for Academic Affairs and Finance Coordinator, Russell.firstname.lastname@example.org ; 806-720-7386.