Career Options

Careers for Finance Majors

  • Controller
  • Banking Credit Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Money Manager
  • Financial Planner/Consultant
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Corporate Chief Financial Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Government Auditor
  • Finance Writer/Editor

Starting Salary*

A finance major’s typical starting salary is $40,442. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $82,305.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

Job Titles of People with Finance Degrees

  • Client Services Liaison, FinArc
  • Analyst, ModerGraham.com
  • CPA, Ernst & Young
  • Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Chief Financial Officer, Analyst, GARP Research & Securities Co.
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.