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Careers | MS in Finance and Risk Management

Finance graduates are often fascinated by the quantitative side of business and like to do the research and analysis needed to make effective financial decisions. Finance graduates tend to be willing to take risks, deal with change readily, and take on leadership roles.

You may find you are effective at organizing, analyzing, and interpreting numerical data. In finance you will develop the knowledge of financial practices and trends, the ability to explain complex financial transactions and data to others, and the aptitude to make sound judgments and decisions.

Employment opportunities focused on finance are found in real estate, insurance, investment banking, financial planning, and retail and commercial banking. Since most businesses have finance departments, corporate finance is another common job area. Federal, state and local government agencies also offer a wide range of opportunities.

Career Options

  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Commodities Trader
  • Credit Analyst/Manager
  • Economist
  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Industrial Buyer
  • Insurance Agent
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Specialist
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Research Analyst
  • Securities Agent
  • Stock Broker
  • Treasurer
  • Trust Account Administrator
  • Trust Investment Officer
  • Underwriter

Some of these career options may require additional training and/or education.

Career Openings

Visit Career Search from the CU Denver Career Center for job information. Please note that before you search, you must contact the Career Center at (303) 556-2250 to obtain the search code.

The Finance Job Resource Center

Visit the Finance Job Resource Center at After College for job postings.

Business Career Connections

The Business Career Connections (BCC) office assists Business School graduate students by developing partnerships with local employers. The office facilitates introductions and provides personalized support in the job search process.

Designed to supplement existing services available through the Career Center, BCC takes professional connections to the next level. It is a resource for networking students with strategic employers in the business community. Due to its relationships, BCC is constantly aware of new-to-the-market job openings and can help connect students to internships, part-time and full-time career​ opportunities.



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