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Accelerated Online MBA – Financial Services/Banking

Career Outlook

The field of financial services encompasses all factors of today’s economy and plays a significant supporting role for companies all over the world. For future economic success, the field requires highly skilled financial services and banking professionals to fill diverse positions throughout the industry. As the financial services industry expands at a steady rate, careers in finance are becoming more plentiful, and the demand for field professionals is on the rise.

According to research published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many finance careers are growing as fast as 16 percent1. At this rate of expansion, more than 166,000 additional finance jobs will be created by 2028.

Prepare for a rewarding career in finance with an accelerated online MBA with an emphasis in financial services and banking from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. As an MBA student, you'll study the foundations of the banking system and the economic policies and regulations used to combat economic crime and financial crises. Discover what it takes to be an expert in this industry and gain the academic credential you need to build a successful career in finance.

Career Spotlights

Financial Manager

Employed by various industries, financial managers oversee and maintain the investments, strategies, and revenue goals of an organization. They require advanced skills in data analysis and need experience working with innovative financial software. The average annual salary for financial managers is $127,9901.

Financial Services Sales Agent

Financial services sales agents sell stocks to individuals and companies, assist businesses in mergers, and navigate clients through diverse financial markets. The average annual salary for these professionals is $64,1202.

Loan Officer

Primarily employed by banks, credit companies, and car dealerships, loan officers help individuals and businesses make large purchases by reviewing and approving or denying credit and loan applications. The average annual salary for loan officers is $63,0403.

Financial Analyst

Financial analysts review financial data to determine the best options when it comes to the investment decisions of individuals and companies. The average annual salary for this position is $85,6604.

Advance Your Career in Financial Services and Banking

For more information about the accelerated online MBA in Financial Services and Banking program and careers in finance, call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor or request info today!

Resources:

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Services Sales Agents. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/sales/securities-commodities-and-financial-services-sales-agents.htm#tab-1.
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Loan Officers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/loan-officers.htm.
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.