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Business Finance Degree Program and Career Video

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Financial advisors, international finance consultants, controllers, bankers and accountants all have a firm foundation in business finance. This video introduces business finance degree programs to anyone wanting to learn more about the basics of this degree.

(Description)

A bachelor's degree in Business Finance is a specialized business degree that is flexible enough to allow for multiple job opportunities. Though programs vary, some colleges and universities across the United States offer a general bachelor's degree in business administration with a finance concentration. Still other schools make business finance its own degree opportunity and offer specific finance concentrations such as real estate, corporate accounting and investment [1].

(Intro/Summary)

As the name implies, business finance programs prepare students for dealing with money in the best possible way. Business finance degree programs teach students how to manage financial resources for institutions, corporations or individuals. Most programs try to balance theory and practical application of coursework and focus on effective leadership, ethical action, financial knowledge, analysis and logic[2].

(Typical Coursework)

Typical major-related business finance courses are:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Financial Management
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Investment Principles

(Job Prospects)

A business finance education prepares you for many financial leadership positions in all types of industries, such as government, non-profit and private companies. Most graduates use their skills in areas such as investment, banking, mortgage, brokerage and insurance firms. Specifically, a bachelor's degree in finance can get you a good entry-level job as a financial advisor, investor, financial analyst, controller, portfolio manager, banker or accountant.

(Graduate Opportunities)

Graduates with a finance education also make great candidates for higher education, specifically a Master of Business Administration (MBA). An MBA can open up many doors to competitive job fields.

(Conclusion)

Look into your desired college or university and see if they offer a business finance degree or concentration. It can open up many financial job opportunities.


Sources

[#1] Ferris State University, www.ferris.edu

[#2] University of Nevada, Las Vegas www.unlv.edu

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