World of Finance

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The World of Finance

Laura Morris, Student

Prepared for
Ms. Susan Lancaster, Instructor
EH 322
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Al 36265

November 1, 2012

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations:…………………………………………………………………………4 Abstract:…………………………………………………………………………………….5 Introduction:………………………………………………………………………………..6
Background:……………………………………………………………………….6
Career Development Goals:………………………………………………………..6 Commercial Banking:……………………………………………………………………..7 Real Estate:………………………………………………………………………………..8 Loan Originator:…………………………………………………………………………..10 Conclusion:……………………………………………………………………………….12 References:………………………………………………………………………………..13

List of Illustrations

Figure 1: Jacksonville State University Logo………………………………………………….6 Figure 2: Commercial Banking…………………………………………………………………8 Figure 3: Real Estate/Home Purchase………………………………………………………….10 Figure 4: First Equity Home Loan, Inc. Logo………………………………………………….11

Abstract
This report researches various job opportunities for a new graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville State University. The career opportunities are endless. There are many different fields of finance to be employed. With the various options, I urge each student to carefully research each opportunity to choose one that best suites his or her skills and interests.

The World of Finance
Introduction
I am a student at Jacksonville State University. Located in Merrill Hall, the Department of Commerce and Business Administration consists of 21 faculty members who provide instruction, research, and service in their respective disciplines of finance. Basic curricula provide technical knowledge, skills, and competencies to prepare each student to succeed in his or her career. The faculty is actively engaged in academic research and service activities that support the mission of highest possible instructional quality. The field of finance considers how business raise, spend, and invest capital; how individuals and firms allocate their resources among varying investment alternatives, and how financial markets function. The purpose of this report is to inform the readers of various job opportunities one can achieve with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville State University. Figure 1

Depending on each student’s career development goals, the Finance Program may lead to many different fields of work including: Financial Analyst, Loan Officer, Securities Broker, Financial Consultant, Bank Manager, Real Estate and Insurance, Risk Manager, Financial Planner, Cash and Credit Manager, and Project Finance Manager. With the various job opportunities, a Bachelor of Science in Finance offers a wide selection of potential careers. Each career differs slightly from each other, so research into each job opportunity is essential to a graduate whom is searching for a job. I believe by researching further into each career will help a new graduate to fully use his or her talents specific to a career. Commercial Banking

A potential career that I have researched for the Finance Program is Commercial Banking. Commercial banks are in the business of providing banking services to individuals, small business, and large organizations. While the bank sector has been consolidating, it is worth noting that far more people have jobs in the commercial banking sector than any other part of financial services. Jobs in banking can be exciting and offer excellent opportunities to learn about business, interact with people, and build up a clientele. Today’s commercial banks are more diverse than ever. One may find a tremendous range of opportunities in commercial banking, starting at the branch level where a new graduate may start out as a teller to a wide variety of other services such as leasing, credit card banking, international finance, and trade credit. Skills and talents specific to commercial banking are often sought out to ensure each person is employed at his or her...
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