How a Master’s in Finance Will Help Your Career

May 26, 2015 |

Enhance Your Business Career

Are you a working professional looking to enhance your business career? Are you looking for ways to make yourself more employable in a competitive world? At the Daniels College of Business, we believe the best way to earn the future you want is by earning a master’s degree in finance. Whether you are a returning student or are looking for one of the best educational experiences around, we provide unparalleled opportunities and programs. In fact, our master’s programs are rated among the best in the world.

How can a degree in finance help your business career? What if you own your own business and want to grow? What if you are a marketing strategist for a small company and need the skills to climb the corporate ladder? What if you are looking for a job at a well-known company and need every advantage you can find?

Regardless of your future goals, a degree in finance is the key that will unlock any door you wish to open. So how can a master’s degree in finance open so many doors? There are 3 ways your degree will help you expand and develop your business career.

1: Specialized Career Resources

At the Daniels College of Business, we provide all of our current financial students and past finance graduates with quality career resources. Our Career Resources department can help you find the employment opportunities you have been looking for and bring unique opportunities to your attention that you might not have found otherwise. From mentor programs to career workshops, every Daniels College of Business student and graduate will have the full power of the Career Resources department behind them.

When you earn your master’s in finance you will have a huge number of career opportunities open to you—more than just about any other degree can provide. While your degree will give you access to some of the best jobs throughout the world, finding and acquiring those jobs would be difficult if you had to go it alone. But when you earn your degree from the University of Denver, we will be able to help you reach your business goals, whatever they might be.

Think of your finance degree as an access card or key that unlocks countless doors in every industry imaginable. When you graduate, we will help you find which doors your key unlocks and help you find long-term, valuable, and rewarding career opportunities. When you add one of the most versatile degrees with a quality Career Resources department, you are sure to find a new career, enhance your existing one, or learn the skills necessary to start your own business.

2: You Can Open Your Own Business

There are plenty of great careers available once you earn your master’s in finance. However, what if you are interested in owning your own company instead of working for someone else? Perhaps you are artistic and want to sell your paintings. Maybe you invented a unique lawn sprinkler and want to sell it to the public. And perhaps you love animals and want to run your own boarding facility. While all of those jobs are diverse and require a variety of interests and skills, there is one thing tying them all together, and that’s a need for a strong financial foundation.

Without proper financial guidance, no company can succeed. And if you are interested in opening your own company, one of the most important things you can do is understand how to take care of your finances on a daily basis. From filing your taxes to investing in new opportunities, it takes a great deal of specialized knowledge to keep any company running properly and earning money. Even if you hire a financial consultant or expert to help manage your cash flow, you are still going to need to understand business finances in general.

At the Daniels College of Business, our finance program will give you the comprehensive knowledge and skills you need to successfully manage your company. The program doesn’t just teach you the basics, it gives you hands-on opportunities to see how real companies manage their finances and plan their futures. With the skills you learn during our master’s of finance program, you will be able to run your own company and reach your full potential.

3: You Don’t Need to Be a Finance Expert

A master’s in finance doesn’t mean you need to be an accountant or financial planner for the rest of your life. While those are both fantastic career paths, not everyone is cut out for working as a tax consultant. But even if you don’t want to manage taxes for a living, a degree in finance will be an invaluable tool in your professional toolbelt.

At the Daniels College of Business, our master’s of finance program will provide you with a detailed background of finance and a vast set of general business skills. The skills you will learn include working with a large team to complete a project on time to presenting complex ideas to large groups or at conventions. We pride ourselves on offering a program that challenges you to think critically as opposed to simply following the crowd. Those skills will transfer to any career you chose, from marketing to the military.

Life Skills

At the Daniels College of Business, our master’s in finance program doesn’t just teach you skills to become a better accountant or investment manager (though you will certainly learn those skills if you wish). Rather, the program will teach you everything you need to know to become an asset to any company, no matter what company you work for. By understanding finance, knowing how to work with people, and being able to think critically in any situation, you will have every skill and opportunity necessary to reach your full potential.

2 Responses to “How a Master’s in Finance Will Help Your Career”

    • Jackie Nguyen

      Matin Kazi, thanks for your comment. My name is Jackie Nguyen and I work in the Graduate Admissions Office. I would love to learn more about your goals for graduate school and connect you with a graduate admissions manager in charge of our graduate programs. We offer MBA options which allow you to have a concentration in finance, as well as a Master of Science in Finance degree which is a program solely focused on finance. Do you have a preference? Please feel free to email me for convenience:


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