Money is on everyone's mind, everyday. It's easy to spend, but it's not as easy to make smart, long-term financial decisions. Given the ever-shifting economy, nobody has the 'right' answer – but expert advice from a finance professional can help individuals, businesses, and the collective public manage their money better.
Gaining a finance degree can open the door to a range of roles, within a number of areas – offering plenty of employment opportunity and room for growth.
Simon, studied RMIT's Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
Areas of finance
Those who study a finance course typically find work in one of three areas:
Personal finance: Assess an individual's financial position, and create a strategy to help them reach their goals in a set time frame. This will involve tax planning, investments, retirement and estate planning.
Corporate finance: Assist businesses to fund their activities in the most effective way. This includes balancing risk with opportunity, future forecasting, and managing investments.
Public finance: Manage the finance of large groups of people, by such divisions as state, city, school district etc. Examine aspects like revenue, required expenditure, and budgeting.
Careers in finance
Finance experts come in many shapes and sizes, and are essential across every industry. Common roles include financial analyst, financial advisor, accountant, portfolio manager, investment banker, risk manager and credit analyst.
To ready yourself for work in the finance industry, we offer a range of finance courses online, delivered by universities across Australia. If you haven't studied at university before, a bachelor of finance (or similar) will give you a solid foundation, whereas those with a prior degree or work experience can benefit from a masters in finance, or a similar postgraduate degree.
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