Finance

Overview

Finance involves the management and investment of money and other assets for a variety of businesses, governments, and individuals. Financial Analysis often requires us to estimate the value of an asset and the risk associated with that value. The finance curriculum offers opportunities to develop specialized knowledge and skills in one or more areas such as corporate finance, investment management, management of financial institutions, insurance and risk management, and real estate.

The role of people trained in finance is expanding rapidly within the business world. Changes on the financial scene, rising securities prices, fluctuating inflation and interest rates, and scarcity of capital have created an awareness that financial knowledge is essential to the effective management of business firms. Finance is the management and investment of money and other assets for business, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, governments and individuals.

The Finance concentration draws on accounting principles, economic theory, and quantitative methods to direct the way money is managed, acquired and distributed. Students learn how economic systems operate and how money markets work within economic systems. They also learn to analyze economic trends and indications and to examine the movement and distribution of money.

Students may focus their studies in one or more of the following areas: Managerial Finance, Investments and Portfolio Analysis, Insurance and Risk Management, Real Estate and Derivatives. The Finance concentration prepares students for careers in financial management, security analysis, investment management, security or insurance brokerage, underwriting, credit management, and risk management with corporations, commerce banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.

Department Website

Finance & Insurance Department

Job Titles

FINANCE

  • Private Wealth Assistant
  • Financial Representative
  • Business Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Portfolio Operations Associate
  • Junior Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Junior Associate
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Finance Rotation Program Associate
  • Finance Associate
  • Finance Analyst*
  • Bank Loans – Operations Analyst

INSURANCE

  • Security or Insurance Broker
  • Security Analyst
  • Underwriter
  • Credit Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Corporate Recovery Associate
  • Life Benefits Specialist
  • Disbursement Associate

RELATED JOBS

  • Banker
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

*Many of these jobs require education and/or training beyond a B.S. in business.

Employers

  • Private Corporations
  • Public Corporations
  • Federal, State and Local Government

Internships

These sample title can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Financial Analyst Intern
  • Financial Services Intern
  • Business Analyst Intern
  • Investment Banking Intern
  • Life Insurance Sales
  • Property & Casualty Underwriting

To search for internship opportunities, log-in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employer’s seeking to hire Northeastern Students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

SPECIFIC TO FINANCE

CAREER INFORMATION & JOB WEBSITES

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Joining groups on campus can help you show community engagement and help you build experience and skills that can help you in your future career. Please visit Northeastern Student Life  and explore possible groups to join. Some examples follow:

  • Lead 360
  • Finance and Investment Club
  • D’Amore-McKim Volunteers

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

*For student organizations click here.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Sample of LinkedIn groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field:

  • Finance Club
  • Star: candidate for Hire
  • Job Hunter Group
  • Financial Services Career Center

TWITTER JOB SEARCH GROUPS

  • GetFinanalyJobs
  • Financejobsusa
  • Jobszfinance
  • Findfinancejobs