Career Planning for Finance

Career Choices in Finance

What Can I Do With This Major?

Each of the IU South Bend Leighton School of Business alumni listed below have a degree in finance.  Each are at different points in their career—some are just starting out, some have years of experience.

While everyone's career path is unique, you can learn more about how your career might look after graduation by reviewing the LinkedIn profiles of these Leighton School of Business alumni:

See what other alumni do by visiting:

Join the IU South Bend Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics LinkedIn group.

How to list this degree on your resume

Bachelor of Science in Business: Finance

Examples of Jobs in This Field

Below are only a few examples of jobs you can get with this degree.  Learn more about other jobs here.

If you have a specific job in mind, you can learn more about it here.  

Examples of Detailed Job Descriptions

To get a professional-level position, you will need a degree AND experience. But what experience do you need? To find out, read job descriptions related to your major. Do this early in your college career.

The sooner you know what experiences employers want, the more time you will have to get them. Experience comes not only from paid jobs, but also from class projects, internships, club involvement and volunteer positions.

Below are a few examples of professional-level job descriptions (those requiring a bachelor degree). To find more, search the web for: "entry level jobs in (your major)."

  • Develop new and efficient processes to inputting and executing trading in client accounts and many tasks for the team
  • Serve as lead coordinator and liaison between the advisory team and 401(k) clients
  • Communicate weekly portfolio updates to the senior portfolio manager for implementation in client accounts
  • Assist in the development of a methodology to track the team's proprietary investment process and business management metrics
  • Operate wealth management software programs
  • Qualifications: Bachelor degree in finance, 2 years of experience, familiarity with Thompson One required and familiarity with Salesforce preferred

  • Provides quality control and reconciles computer databases containing financial and compliance records of participating law enforcement agencies (using Microsoft Access, CATS, etc.)
  • Reviews accounting practices to ensure compliance with other Federal laws and regulations (e.g., Single Audit Act), generally accepted Government accounting practices, and relevant Office Management and Budget (OMB) circulars
  • Makes recommendations for corrective actions for improper or illegal expenditures and accounting funds; Reviews and analyzes annual financial statements to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, program policies and procedures
  • Prepares draft budget request for office operations
  • Qualifications: Possess a four year undergraduate degree in finance or a related field, Requires proficiency in using spreadsheet and word processing software and general knowledge of financial statements; U.S. Citizenship

  • Performs multiple financial activities in support of MST Operations, as part of the MST Manufacturing Finance organization.
  • Activities include the support of Operations CAMs in the Earned Value Management of hardware, primarily in the Common Operating System environment, through the preparation of baselines, performance reports, estimates at complete, and surveillance support
  • Insures the integrity of the performance data through management of various exception conditions such as material suspense, pegging defaults and zero balance; support of Program Reviews and other miscellaneous tasks.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor degree from an accredited college in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education. Entry level. Minimum GPA 3.0. The ability to obtain a security clearance may be necessary

Student Organizations

Professional Organizations

Listings in this section are not meant to be endorsements of the organizations by the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics.  Listings are meant for informational purposes only.

There may be additional professional organizations related to this major on the international, national, state and local levels.  Do an internet search to find more opportunities.

Professional Development Opportunities 

There may be additional professional development opportunities on the international, national, state and local levels.  Do an internet search to discover more options.

Job and Internship Boards

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