Financial Services Bachelor's Degree Overview
Whereas finance is the management of money, banking, investments and credit, those in financial services take these skills further and communicate and advise customers about finance decisions. Financial markets are quickly changing by incorporating e-commerce and sales management into the field. Financial services majors focus more on the interpersonal side of finance to meet the needs as professionals in this rapidly changing environment. Often times, the workload of a financial service major is mostly self-determined.
UT's financial services program lets students choose from a variety of programs to meet their specific needs and interests. Some examples of these are commercial real estate, financial institutions, insurance, investments and sales.
Inaddition, students can gain real-world experience through numerous internship opportunities that often lead to full-time positions. This lets students work with accomplished professionals in the financial services field while earning college credit and earning money.
College of Business and Innovation Highlights
- High-touch, high-tech environment - Students study and practice with the tools, software and situations they'll encounter in the business world thru fully equipped learning labs.
- Internships - More than 85 percent of students do an internship. Through our connections and placement support, we help students secure a position in town or across the country.
- High placement rate - About 80 percent of our students find jobs after graduation; this has remained consistent, even with the economic downturn.
- New facilities - Our new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement opened in 2009 and our Stranahan Hall was completely renovated in 2011. Our students learn in some of the newest and most innovative spaces on campus.
- Our sales program is ranked top in the country - Bottom line: if you want to get into sales, the UT College of Business and Innovation is where you should go to get your degree.
- We offer many major-minor combinations - We offer bachelor's degrees in 13 different areas of business, with a major and minor in each for students to mix and match.
Examples of jobs to pursue after graduation include stockbroker, banker or financial planner. Financial planners play a major role in running family-owned/operated companies, which make up 90 percent of all businesses in the United States. In addition, the American population is getting older, richer and more concerned about retirement. Finally, people watch their pensions through their careers. All of these situations create a lifelong demand for financial planners.
Financial Services Bachelor's Degree Curriculum