Beacom School of Business Finance

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Finance Careers

Graduates of Beacom School of Business have been putting their finance skills to work in places like: Wells Fargo Financial Bank, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), MetaBank, Fidelity Investments, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Principal Financial Group, Home Federal Bank, Citigroup, Wachovia Securities, Edward D. Jones and Company, First Dakota National Bank, State Farm Insurance, Cortrust Bank, New York Life Insurance, Community First Bank, Wuesthoff Hospital, Green Street Advisors, and South Dakota Investment Council.

Students who pursue a finance major may choose from many career paths including corporate finance, investments, financial planning, portfolio management, banking, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, real estate, security analysis and international finance.

Careers for Finance Majors
  • Bank Examiner
  • Capital Budgeting Analyst
  • Cash Manager
  • Cashier
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Comptroller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance Agent
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Lending Officer
  • Management Trainee
  • Mortgage Analyst
  • Personal Banker
  • Planning and Budgeting Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Private Banker
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Agent REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Analyst
  • Risk and Insurance Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Security Analyst
  • Trust Officer


This list is not inclusive of all possibilities.

The Beacom School of Business Career Success Center and the USD Academic & Career Planning Center assist students in:

  • Identifying fulfilling careers and engaging majors
  • Obtaining competitive internships and employment
  • Marketing themselves in resumes and cover letters