Financial Services Bachelor's Degree Overview
Business professionals with finance degrees manage money. Those with financial services degrees focus more on people. They advise clients about investing and financial matters.
That’s why The University of Toledo requires financial services majors to take a sales class. We want our students to know how to interact with clients. (UT’s sales program is one of just five accredited programs in the U.S.)
UToledo’s nationally-ranked College of Business and Innovation is one of the country’s best. We offer a variety of specialties for financial services majors, including:
- Commercial real estate
- Financial institutions
A career in financial services is perfect for those who like to work on their own. One in five personal finance advisers is self-employed (source: U.S. Department of Labor).
Financial Services Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Cultivate “people” skills. Knowing how to communicate and work with clients is integral to financial services. UToledo fosters these skills with a required sales class. Undergrads also have chances to develop relationships with business professionals inside and outside the classroom.
- Nationally ranked, accredited business school. You’ll have access to the best faculty, support and resources.
- State-of-the-art trading room. UT offers interactive courses in the John B. and Lillian E. Neff Trading Room. It’s one of only 30 facilities in the country offering students live and delayed stock exchange feeds from worldwide stock markets.
- Manage a $2 million portfolio. Financial services majors in the Student Managed Portfolio class manage investments for the UT Foundation. Students become financial analysts and portfolio managers. They research, invest, prepare quarterly reports and present to the board of the UT Foundation’s investment committee.
- Join UT’s strong, active chapter of the Student Financial Management Association.
- The financial market changes constantly.
- Aging Americans need pension and retirement advice.
- 90% of U.S. businesses are family-owned or operated and count on financial planners.
These are just a few reasons why smart financial-services professionals will always be in demand.
UToledo financial services graduates work in:
- Financial planning
- Real estate
They work as:
- Financial planners
Financial Services Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Financial Services Bachelor’s Degree Sample Classes
- Risk Management
- Life and Health Insurance
- Real Estate Principles
- Financial and Estate Planning
Internship Opportunities for Financial Services Bachelor's Degree
Nearly all of our business students complete paid, for-credit internships. Many receive job offers from their employers.