Finance Degree at University of Denver (DU)

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Finance Degree

The finance program at University of Denver prepares students for careers as a credit analyst, finance officer, financial advisor, financial analyst, financial planner, loan officer, or investment banker. The program focuses on planning, managing, and analyzing financial and monetary aspects and performance of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations. Program courses include: principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investments and portfolio management. Get more details below including other Colorado colleges that offer finance degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Finance Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Denver has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree137
Master's Degree75

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male134
Female78

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black1
Hispanic6
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White93
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien107
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Finance program at DU, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Chief Sustainability Officers

Description

Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.

General and Operations Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Treasurers and Controllers

Description

Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, treasurers and controllers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $77.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $160340

Budget Analysts

Description

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, budget analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $38.17
    • Average Annual Salary: $79400

Credit Analysts

Description

Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, credit analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.98
    • Average Annual Salary: $83150

Financial Analysts

Description

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, financial analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $51.65
    • Average Annual Salary: $107430

Personal Financial Advisors

Description

Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, personal financial advisors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 29.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $59.91
    • Average Annual Salary: $124610

Loan Officers

Description

Evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of commercial, real estate, or credit loans. Advise borrowers on financial status and payment methods. Includes mortgage loan officers and agents, collection analysts, loan servicing officers, and loan underwriters.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, loan officers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $33.06
    • Average Annual Salary: $68770

Financial Quantitative Analysts

Description

Develop quantitative financial products used to inform individuals or financial institutions engaged in saving, lending, investing, borrowing, or managing risk. Investigate methods for financial analysis to create mathematical models used to develop improved analytical tools or advanced financial investment instruments.

Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Finance Programs in Colorado

Finance programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

National American University - Denver

Denver, CO
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Finance (B)

Aspen University

Denver, CO
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  • Type: Career College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Finance (M)

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 42 students completed this program

Programs

  • Finance (M)

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 53 students completed this program

Programs

  • Finance (B)

National American University - Centennial

Centennial, CO
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Finance (B)

Regis University

Denver, CO
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Finance (B)

National American University - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Finance (B)

Colorado Technical University Online

Colorado Springs, CO
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Finance (B)
  • Financial Planning and Services (B)

National American University - Colorado Springs South

Colorado Springs, CO
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Finance (B)

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Finance (M)

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