Finance Major at Marquette

What Can You Do With a Major in Finance?

Finance major careers and jobs

What can you do with a major in finance? Marquette's graduates typically go on to work for mutual funds, brokerage firms, banks, insurance companies and finance departments of Fortune 500 companies. Finance majors in the highly competitive Applied Investment Management program have had a 100 percent job placement rate after graduation since the program's inception in 2005. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in financial analysis and advising are expected to grow nearly 20 percent by 2018.

Jobs for finance majors

Finance majors have been hired by leading financial institutions, including:

  • American Express Financial Advisors
  • Banc of America Corp.
  • Chase
  • Deutsche Credit Corp.
  • Fortis
  • Goldman, Sachs and Co.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG International
  • LaSalle Bank
  • Marshall & Ilsley Corp.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Northern Trust Corp.
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Prudential Securities
  • Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo

Additional resources for careers in finance


You might like the Finance major if you

✓ Have strong math and analytical skills

✓ Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

✓ Organize information well

What is the major in finance?

FinanceMillions of Americans invest in mutual funds and individual stocks — millions more count on the dividends of retirement plans. Corporations annually raise and invest billions of dollars of capital. At the heart of it all are financial professionals, who analyze and maximize the value of investments for individual families, as well as multinational firms.

What is the major in finance?

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