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Finance Major Toolkit

A resource for all Finance students,

For investment management roles, the work often relates to specific security selections. For Endowments and Pensions, the question is a bit broader. What asset classes? How much of each? What can we expect for a return?

Depending on the role, you can spend a lot of your time communicating investment ideas and results, or you can spend a great deal of time completing  due diligence on potential investments. 

Both CFA and CAIA certifications are important for professionals in this field. Learn more about these in the certifications section. 

This is one area where strong communication skills and interpersonal skills are a plus. 


All Finance Majors need to take three Finance Electives. For this career path, these the best options are: