Finance professionals ensure that companies use money efficiently, investing it where it will produce the greatest return with an acceptable risk level. This financial analysis, which leads to an investment decision, is the most fundamental decision in finance; other decisions may be more specialized based on the needs of the firm. Financial professionals also strive to identify and implement value enhancing projects, and to obtain capital as needed.
Graduates with a BBA in Finance from Loyola pursue careers in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, insurance, investment banking, money management and real estate. Typical positions for finance majors include: account executives, actuaries, credit analysts, commercial loan officers, financial analysts, financial planners, investment bankers, management consultants, portfolio managers, real estate brokers, traders and more.
Some of the firms that have hired Loyola finance graduates are:
- Accretive Health
- City of Chicago
- Discover Financial Services
- Iowa Grain Company
- International Paper
- Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
- SMART Business Advisory and Consulting, LLC
- TransMarket Group, LLC
Business Career Services
In support of Loyola's Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person and the mission of the Quinlan School of Business to develop values-based leaders, we foster the career development process through comprehensive career services and resources. Current Business students and business alumni are welcome to utilize services and resources offered by Business Career Services.