By majoring in the Finance program from Eastern Illinois University, students gain the knowledge and skills related to the key areas of financial decision-making including:
Financial managers work in corporations and other businesses as well as in government and nonprofit organizations. Responsibilities include analyzing and implementing investment decisions; monitoring financial performance; managing cash, working capital and short-term investments; and raising funds in the capital markets.
Job titles include: financial analyst, financial manager, financial officer, credit manager, treasurer, and controller.
Pursue a fast paced career as a stock broker, securities analyst, investment banker, or portfolio manager employed by securities firms, mutual funds, investment consulting firms, pension funds, hedge funds, or financial institutions.
Job titles include: stock broker, securities analyst, portfolio manager, mutual fund manager, investment banker.
Manage the provision of financial services by commercial banks, credit unions, and other financial firms by determining the creditworthiness of borrowers; valuing collateral; implementing credit decisions; managing loans, deposits, trusts, and security transactions; and managing risk through the use of futures, options, and swaps.
Job titles include: loan analyst, credit analyst, mortgage analyst, loan officer, loan processor, bank manager, branch manager, trust officer, and corporate lender.
Financial planners assist clients to achieve their financial goals by identifying client goals; evaluating client’s financial status, developing and implementing financial plans, and monitoring progress in achieving the client’s goals. Successful completion of Eastern Illinois University financial planning coursework fulfills the educations requirements for the CFP™ certification examination.
Professionals in insurance and risk management assess risk and develop and implement plans to manage risk for individuals and organizations, including transferring risk through the use of insurance.
Job titles include: insurance agent, insurance sales representative, insurance broker, claims adjuster, insurance underwriter, risk manager, and insurance portfolio manager.
Professionals in real estate develop, value, finance, manage and invest in land and buildings for residential and commercial uses.
Job titles include: real estate agent, realtor, real estate manager, property manager, mortgage underwriter, and mortgage analyst.
You can apply until:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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