UGA Specific Information for Finance

Finance is a broad term that describes two related activities – 1) the study of how money is managed, and 2) the actual process of acquiring needed funds.  Because individuals, businesses, and government entities all need funding to operate, the field is often separated into three subcategories:  personal finance, corporate finance, and public finance.  All three categories are concerned with activities such as the pricing of assets, decisions on how firms should decide what projects to undertake and how to fund those projects, decisions on appropriate investment strategies by individuals and institutions, and how financial markets work both domestically and internationally.  The UGA Finance Department curriculum provides students with an enhanced understanding of the interdependent disciplines of financial management, financial markets and institutions, and financial planning.  This knowledge helps students sharpen their analytical skills, broaden their comprehension of today's markets, and develop a foundation for advanced scholarship and research.  



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Finance*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS

  • Insurance Underwriters - Review individual applications for insurance to evaluate degree of risk involved and determine acceptance of applications.
  • Financial Planning - Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.
  • Financial Consulting - Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
  • Management Consulting - Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
  • Investment Banking - Plan, direct, or coordinate investment strategy or operations for a large pool of liquid assets supplied by institutional investors or individual investors.
  • Investment Underwriters - Manage communications or negotiations between corporate issuers of securities and clients regarding private equity investments. Underwrite the issuance of securities to provide capital for client growth. Negotiate and structure the terms of mergers or acquisitions.
  • Financial Analyst - Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
  • Credit Anlayst - Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
  • Actuary - Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
  • Loan Officer - Evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of commercial, real estate, or credit loans. Advise borrowers on financial status and payment methods. Includes mortgage loan officers and agents, collection analysts, loan servicing officers, and loan underwriters.
  • Graduate School 
  • And more!

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Finance students have many career options from which to choose.  Because of this, students should begin exploring careers early on during their time at UGA.  Below is a list of common careers that finance majors often pursue as well as tips for success & exploration resources to help get you started.

  • Read all the time (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, etc.)
  • Build & practice your writing & verbal communication skills 
  • Improve your technical skills & knowledge through trainings on SkillSoft, Lynda.com, Career Insider (Vault), Business Insider, Wall Street Oasis, Leaders Global Network,etc. 
  • Become Lean Six Sigma certified, if relevant 
  • Begin exploring careers early.  This is something that must be done outside of the classroom
  • Create your resume during your first semester & update it every semester afterwards
  • Internships are crucial for testing out various industries & also building relevant experience on your resume
  • Consider earning a certificate to supplement your major studies
  • ​Attend employer networking events through Terry College & the Career Center
  • Explore study abroad options during your 1st or 2nd year

RESOURCES - INDUSTRY RESEARCH & INTERVIEW PREP

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH

BLOGS

BOOKS

  • Options, Futures, & Other Derivatives - John Hull
  • Security Analysis & The Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham
  • The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities - Frank Fabozzi
  • Liar’s Poker - Michael Lewis
  • Average is Over - Tyler Cowen
  • The Fast Track: The Insider's Guide to Winning Jobs in Management Consulting, Investment Banking, & Securities Trading - Mariam Naficy

LINKEDIN

  • Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords.  
  • Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well.  
  • Start by joining the University of Georgia Finance Society group, & then expand from there.
  • To login, visit the LinkedIn main page

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET - The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
  • Career Insider: Vault Guides - Vault is one of the world’s leading sources of Career Intelligence.  It can help make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects significantly easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help! (Login using your 810/811)
  • Candid Career - Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help by providing you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. We can all learn from the experiences of others and the Career Center makes this valuable resource available to UGA students so they may be informed and ready for what lies ahead. (Login using your 810/811)
  • GoinGlobal - View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides (Login using your 810/811)
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision. 
  • Portfolium - Your work and projects are undeniable proof of your skills – Portfolium will help you learn and allow you to display the top skills graduate schools and employers want. Portfolium is where you’ll upload your work, projects, presentations and more. The UGA Career Center has pre-loaded your profile to include the top skills graduate schools and employers seek in their candidates. Log-in to your profile to see how you can build your skills!
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address! 
  • Terry Connect - Terry's online mentorship platform. By creating an online profile during the active enrollment period (mid-late August) students will be matched with a mentor in their prospective industry for advice on job/internship searches, interview skills, and professional development. Students are also able to engage with alumni and each other on discussion boards and in special interest groups.  

Employment Websites

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT WEBSITES

  • Handshake - login with your UGA myID & password to search for internships & jobs
  • GoinGlobal - login with your UGA myID & password to access international jobs & internships
  • Idealist - non-profit jobs
  • USAJobs - federal jobs

MAJOR & CAREER-SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT WEBSITES

Professional Associations/Resources


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
3Ci Talent Specialist
49 Financial Financial Advisory
Accenture Client Financial Management Analyst, Consulting Analyst
Acuity Brands Finance
Ad Victoriam Solutions Analyst, Salesforce Analyst
Aerotek Energy Recruiter
AIG Underwriting Analyst
Aim Marketing Solution Sponsorship Activation Trainee
Alight Solutions Client Specialist, Senior IT Analyst
AllianceBernstein Private Wealth Management Associate, Rotational Associate
Alliantgroup Project Associate
Ally Field Auditor
Altus Group Real Estate Valuation Analyst
Alvarez & Marsal Analyst
Amazon Area Manager
Americold Logistics, LLC. Financial Analyst
Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC Junior Portfolio Analyst
Aon Investment Analyst, Investment Consulting Performance Specialist
APAK Business Consultant
Apollo Partners, LLC Intern
Asana Partners Analyst - Investments
AT&T Financial Analyst
Atlanta Metal Repair Service CoFounder
Ayco, a Goldman Sachs company Financial Advisor
B&B LIMO, LLC Assistant Accountant
Bank of America Finance Management Analyst Program Intern, Financial Analyst, FMAP Analyst, Global Banking & Markets Wholesale Credit Analyst Program, Global Corporate & Investment Banking Credit Analyst Specialty Finance, Treasury Management Analyst, Wholesale Credit Analyst
Baranof Holdings Financial Analyst
Basciani Foods Inc. Managing Owner, Financial Controller
Battle and Assoc. Inc. Operations Coordinator
BDO Associate
Berkeley Capital Advisors LLC Analyst Intern
Berkshire Hathaway Claims Examiner
Bernard Health Insurance Advisor
BINKLEY & Associates, Inc. Investment Banking Analyst
Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Biomedical Technician
Blue Cross Blue Shield Financial Controller
BofA Securities Financial Solutions Advisor Development
Boston Red Sox Financial Research Analyst
Bowstring Advisors Investment Banking Analyst
Brentwood School Mathematics Teacher
Brookwood Associates Analyst
Brown Bag Marketing Client Services Intern
Canvas Worldwide Associate of National Investment
Capgemini Business Analyst
CaseStack Supply Chain Analyst
CBRE Sales Associate
Centerview Partners Investment Banking Analyst
Chubb Not Specified
Cintas Management Trainee
Ciox Health Senior Reporting Analyst
Citigroup Inc. Commercial Banking Full-Time Analyst, Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst
Citizens Bank Analyst, CBDP Analyst
Classic City Marinas F&I Manager
Collaborative Solutions Analyst
Cornerstone Management Inc. Trust Administration and Compliance Associate
Cowen Investment Banking Analyst
Cox Communications Financial Analyst I
Cox Media Group Imaging & On-Air Talent
Crawford & Co. Accounting Analyst
Credigy Analyst, Asset Management Analyst, Operations Strategy Analyst, Rotation Analyst
CrossCountry Consulting Technology Solutions Consultant
Cushman & Wakefield Analyst, Intern
CVS Pharmacy Shift Supervisor
David Weekley Homes Warranty Specialist
Deloitte Analyst, Audit and Assurance Staff, Business Analyst, Business Technology Analyst, Consultant - Business Valuation, Cyber Risk Consultant, Engagement Controller Analyst, Engagement Financial Analyst, Management Consultant, Marketing Associate, Strategy & Operations Consulting Analyst, Technology Consulting, Technology Risk Consultant
Delta Air Lines Financial Analyst
Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC Financial Advisor
Deposco Business Development Representative
Deutsche Bank KYC Onboarding
DHG Valuation Consultant
DHL Operations Supervisor
Dixon Hughes Goodman Data Analytics Healthcare Consultant, Valuation Consultant
Duff & Phelps Analyst - Real Estate Advisory Group, Business Valuation Analyst, Valuation Services Analyst
E*TRADE FINANCIAL Associate Financial Services Representative
Eastside Partners Private Equity Analyst
Edge Capital Group Investment Analyst
Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Engineered Specialty Products Business Analyst
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Accounting Coordinator
Equifax Financial Analyst, Global Operations Leadership Development Analyst
Ernst & Young Advisory Staff, Business Advisory Consultant, Business Advisory Staff, Business Valuation & Modeling Staff, Consulting Staff, Financial Services IT Risk Advisory Staff, FSO Advisory Staff, FSO Business Consultant, Staff 1 Consultant, Staff Advisory Consultant, Tech Consultant, Technology Analyst Program Associate, Technology Consultant, Transaction Advisory Services Associate, Valuation and Business Modeling Staff
Etrade Associate Financial Services Representative
EverMark LLC Accounts Receivable
eVestment Data Analyst
FBMM Account Assistant
Fee Favor Sales Manager
Fifth Third Securities Investment Banking Analyst
Financo Investment Banking Analyst
FIS Client Experience Analyst, Technology Consultant
Fiserv Financial Analyst, Treasury Finance Intern
Fisher Investments Account Executive, Client Service Associate
Florida Financial Advisors Financial Consultant Trainee
Flow Optimizers LLC Operations/Accounting
FormFree Compliance and Revenue Specialist
Franklin Street Transaction Manager
Frontier Capital Research Analyst
Frost Bank Associate Relationship Manager
FTI Consulting Consultant, Corporate Finance/Restructuring Consultant
Garney Construction Project Engineer
GEICO Management Development Program, Claims
General Solutions Associates, LLC Indirect Tax Analyst
Georgia Department of Banking and Finance Financial Examiner
Georgia Power Nuclear Accounting Analyst
Georgia Secretary of State Compliance Examiner
Georgia-Pacific Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, GP Pro Jumpstart Team Member, Pricing Analyst, Treasury Analyst
Great Southern Bank Lending Trainee
Greystar Leasing Professional
Hajoca Corporation Management Training Associate
Havas Sports & Entertainment Financial Analyst
HDH Advisors, LLC Financial Analyst
Hearts and Science Analyst Market Science
HedgeServ Associate
HFF Debt Analyst
Highland Trust Partners Financial Advisors
Hillphoenix Project Manager
Hodges-Mace Financial Analyst
Homrich Berg Associate
Honda Customer Accounts Representative
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Financial Advisors Inc Financial Analyst
HUB International Benefit Analyst
IBM Business Transformation Consultant
ICF Financial Analyst
IHS Markit Associate Software Engineer
Infor Deal Desk Analyst
Innovative Artists Talent and Literacy Agency Talent Agent Trainee
Insight Global Data Manager, Invoicing Specialist, Recruiter, VMS Analyst, VMS Revenue Specialist
Insight Sourcing Group Not Specified
Integro Data Analyst
Intercontinental Exchange Financial Analyst, Market Supervision Analyst, Trade Operations Analyst
Intuitive Surgical Financial Analyst
Itineris Functional Analyst
JCPenney Financial Planning Analyst
Jefferies Financial Analyst
JLL Analyst, Office Brokerage Analyst
Jon Baker Financial Group Client Services Associate
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Analyst, Corporate Analyst, Corporate Client Banking Analyst, Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst, Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries Analyst
JW Marriott Guest Experience Associate
Keybank Junior Analyst
Kimberly-Clark Professional Business Analyst, Financial Analyst
King & Spalding Billing Operations Analyst, Staff Accountant
Korn Ferry Associate Recruiter
KPI Incorporated Project Manager
KPMG Associate, Deal Advisory & Strategy, Ignition Digital Labor Associate, IT Audit and Assurance Associate, Management Consulting - Customer Solutions, Operations & Compliance Risk Associate, Tax Associate
Landmark Properties Accountant I, Development Analyst, Operations Assistant
LeasePlan Lease Analyst
Lionbridge Capital Holdings Property Manager
Lockheed Martin Finance Analyst, Proposal Analyst
MarketSphere Consultant
Marquee Insurance Group Operations Specialist
Marsh TRAC Associate
Marsh and McLennan Companies Client Coordinator
MassMutual Financial Representative Intern
MAXEX, LLC Capital Markets Business Development Analyst
McCraney Property Company Investment Analyst
Medical Properties Trust Analyst
Meltwater Sales Consultant
Mercer Government Health Consulting Analyst, Investment Analyst
Merrill Edge Financial Solution Adviser
Merrill Lynch Financial Service Representative, Private Wealth Associate
MetLife Analyst
MK Gottschalk LLC Appraiser
Moelis & Company Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Operations Team Member
NCR Global Pricing Analyst
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Corporate Analyst
Nest Egg Communications Contractor
New Capital Partners Analyst
Nielsen Analyst
Norfolk Southern Corporation Accounting Revenue Analyst
Northside Youth Organization Head Baseball Coach
Nthrive Financial Analyst
Oracle Business Development Consultant, Not Specified
Origami Risk System Analyst
OTR Capital Not Specified
Outerstuff Supply Chain Analyst
Pegasus Industries Private Equity Analyst
PepsiCo Customer Management Senior Associate
Perfect Game USA Scout Recap Writer
Performance Trust Capital Partners Investment Banking Analyst
Piper Jaffray Investment Banking Analyst
PlainsCapital Bank Credit Analyst
PNC Corporate and Institutional Banking Analyst, Corporate Banking Analyst, Financial Analyst
Polay , Clark Account Analyst
Pritchard & Jerden Account Analyst
Private School English Teacher
Proliant General Ledger Specialist
Protiviti Consultant, Consultant I
Prudential Financial Financial Professional, Investment Analyst
Pulley & Associates Territory Manager
PwC Advisory Associate, Associate, Associate Consultant, Associate Management Consultant, Deals Associate, Forensic Consulting Associate, Management Consulting Associate, Transaction Services FDD Intern
Quadrant Real Estate Advisors Asset Management Analyst
Raymond James Branch Intern
Red Jacket Holdings Private Equity Analyst Intern
Regions Bank Analyst Leveraged Finance, Investment Banking Analyst
Revenue Account Analyst Norfolk Southern Corporation
Rheem Manufacturing Junior Treasury Analyst
Rooftop2 Productions Inc. Brand Ambassador
RSM US LLP Associate Technology Consultant, Technology Management Consultant
Ryan LLC Tax Technology Consultant
Savannah College of Art and Design Financial Analyst
Select Trees Enterprises Partner
Selig Enterprises, Inc. Financial Associate
Shiplify Operations Consultant
Siemens Commercial Project Manager Leadership Development Program, Financial Analyst, Financial Leadership Development Program
Sigma Phi Epsilon Georgia Delta Vice President of Finance
Smith Drug Company Pricing Analyst
SNF Holding Company Administrative Trainee
Southeast Capital Companies Real Estate Analyst
Southeastern Advisory Services Investment Analyst
Southern Company Accounting/Finance Intern, Budgeting and Reporting Analyst, Financial Analyst
St. Joseph's/Candler Health System Finance Intern
Staples Furniture Sales Consultant
Starwood Property Trust Financial Analyst
Strategic Retirement Solutions Financial Representative
Stryker Regional Associate Sales Representative
SUEZ Fincancial Analyst
SunTrust Bank Banking Analyst, Business Transformation Analyst, Consumer Development Analyst, Consumer Development Program Analyst, Consumer Operations Analyst, Corporate Functions Development Analyst, Credit Risk Metrics Specialist, Portfolio Management Analyst, Private Wealth Management Associate, Wholesale Development Program Analyst
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Corporate Investment Banking Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst, Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Portfolio Management Analyst
Susquehanna International Group Buy Side Equity Research Analyst
Swanson Group Sales Consultant
Symantec Marketing Specialist
Synovus Accelerated Banker, Community Banking Accelerated Banker, Intern
Target Inventory Analyst
Teach For America Teach For America Corps Member
Techtronic Industries Marketing Specialist
Tenaris Financial Analyst
Tennessee Bank & Trust Commercial Loan Processor
Texas Capital Bank Credit Analyst
Textron Accounting Analyst, Finance Leadership Development Program, Leadership Development Program - Financial Analyst
The American Insurance Group Account Executive
The Burke Group, LLC Investment Banking Analyst
The Hackett Group Associate Consultant
The Home Depot Financial Analyst, Merchandise Planner, Merchandising Finance Analyst, Project Analyst
The Piedmont Group Associate and Operations Director
ThreeBridge Solutions Business Analyst
TM Capital Corp. Investment Banking Analyst
Transwestern Commercial Services Associate
TRANZACT Search Analyst
Triad Advisors Financial Analyst
Triage Consulting Group Analyst, Associate Consultant
Trinity Accounting Group Administrative Assistant
Trinity Real Estate Finance, Inc. Associate
Trinont Real Estate Advisors Financial Analyst
True Wealth Management LLC Planning Associate
Tucker Capital Group Acquisition Manager
Turner Broadcasting System Credit Analyst, Financial Analyst, SQL Developer
Turnstone Group LLC Financial Analyst
U.S. Air Force Pilot
U.S. Department of Defense Not Specified
U.S. Military Not Specified
UAH Property Management LP Asset Management Analyst
UBS Client Services Account Manager, Wealth Strategy Associate
Uniqlo Manager Candidate
University of Georgia Wesley Foundation 1st Year Intern, Intern
UPS Financial Analyst, Procurement Process Specialist
USHealth Advisors Insurance Agent
Vanguard Client Relationship Associate, Client Service Specialist, ELDP Candidate, Flagship Client Specialist
Verity Mortgage Loan Officer
Volkswagen Group of America Intern
Waffle House Floor Manager
Walker & Dunlop Underwriting Analyst
WarnerMedia Finance Intern
WealthOp Quantitative Developer
Wells Fargo Analyst, Business Banking Financial Analyst, Digital Financial Relationship Advisor, Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst, Personal Banker
WestRock Financial Analyst, FLP Financial Analyst
Wheels Up Flight Desk Coordinator
Wiatr & Associates, LLC. Assistant Account Manager
William Blair Investment Banking Analyst
Wilson Hull & Neal Associate
Wolfe Research, LLC Research Assistant
Yancey Brothers Supply Administrator
Yancey Rents CAT Rental Manager in Training
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*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Finance - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
Anderson University Business Administration, MBA
Boston College Law, JD
Clemson University Master of Construction Science and Management, MCSM
Duke University Quantitative Management (Business Analytics), MQM
Georgia Institute of Technology Computational Data Analytics, MS; Quantitative and Computational Finance, MS
Georgia State University Business Administration, MBA; Law, JD
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Law, JD
Johns Hopkins University Engineering, MS
Mercer University Law, JD
New York University Law, JD
Not Specified Not Specified, Not Specified
Pace University, White Plains Law, JD
South Carolina School of Law Law, JD
United States Air Force Pilot Training School Air Force Pilot, Certificate
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc; Business Analytics, MSBA; Forest Resources, MFR; Law, JD; Marketing Research, MMR
University of Notre Dame Law, JD
University of Virginia Global Commerce, MS; Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.