Finance is booming.

Businesses, governments, individuals—they all have financial questions.

How do I raise capital for my new business? What should we expect tax revenues to be next year? What’s the best way to plan for retirement or my child’s college education? That’s why there are so many career opportunities in finance.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong job growth in most finance-related fields through at least 2024. Financial analysts have it especially good, with job growth expected to be 12%, more than five points above the average for all jobs. You could also be:

  • a risk manager
  • a consultant
  • a financial planner
  • a trader
  • an investment banker
  • an underwriter
  • a regulator
  • a budget analyst


Tippie grads are making the financial grade

Graduates with a Tippie BBA in finance have a reputation for being able to hit the ground running in a variety of roles and work environments. That’s why businesses like these recruit their finance talent from Tippie:

  • Northern Trust
  • ConAgra
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Target
  • BMO
  • GE
  • EY
  • CNA Insurance

And you can build your own reputation through the networking and internship opportunities available through the Hawkinson Institute (focuses on investment banking, financial services, and consulting industries) and the Vaughan Institute (focuses on insurance and risk management).

Internship & career resources

The Pomerantz Career Center offers a wealth of resources to help you find internships, networking opportunities, and your first—or next—finance job. 

Visit the Pomerantz Career Center

Alumni Story
Garret Dunn, BBA. When you’re aiming to ace both NCAA Division I tennis and a top-ranked business school, success is about making connections.

Pivot from tennis MVP to financial analyst

At his position at Centro, Garret Dunn (BBA13) uses a lot of the finance expertise that he's developed in college and after college.

"It's a great place to work—in fact, we were voted the No 6. best place to work in Chicago this year."

His team is monitoring the company’s budget and forecast, taking the raw data from their accounting team and figuring out their story. He's contributing to the thinking behind where Centro going as a company.

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