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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online finance degree often pursue entry-level or senior professional positions in finance-related occupations or industries, including banking, insurance, investment, mortgage, and brokerage firms.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Bank
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Financial services agency
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance firm
  • Investment firm
  • Mortgage company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Real estate agency
  • Small business

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Accounts receivable representative
  • Broker
  • Budget analyst
  • Compliance officer
  • Corporate banker
  • Cost estimator
  • Credit analyst
  • Credit counselor
  • Credit manager
  • Customer finance representative
  • Finance systems analyst
  • Financial aid advisor
  • Financial aid officer
  • Financial planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Fraud detection associate
  • Insurance salesperson
  • Internal auditor
  • Investment officer
  • Lending services manager
  • Loan counselor
  • Loan officer
  • Money manager
  • New accounts representative
  • Planning analyst
  • Relationship banker
  • Risk manager
  • Sales estimator
  • Securities analyst
  • Trader (securities/stocks)
  • Underwriter

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

†Learners who are determined to need additional support developing academic and professional writing and reading skills based on academic assessment must take BUS1003 during their first quarter.

‡Learners who have completed BUS1003 are required to take BUS3003.

§Learners who are not required to take BUS1003 are placed in BUS3004 or BUS3007.

║Learners who have completed BUS1003 choose 33 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.

BS in Business Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all BS in Business programs have been combined for these career outcomes results.

Capella University BS in Business degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Career growth potential 46% Promotional opportunities 44% Salary and benefits 57% Tasks and responsibilities 69%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our BS in Business degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 28% Successfully changed careers 6% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 1% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 24% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 30% Received award 4% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 9% Conducted a research project 8% Served as a professional consultant 8%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.