Finance majors at Davis & Elkins College can expect multiple opportunities in the job market. Upon graduation they can expect to apply for the following types of positions: financial manager, financial analyst, personal finance adviser, securities, commodities, and financial services sales agent, loan officer and more.
Davis & Elkins College Finance majors can expect that services provided by financial managers, such as planning, directing, and coordinating investments, will continue to be in demand as the economy grows. The United States remains an international financial center, meaning that the economic growth of countries around the world will likely contribute to employment growth in the U.S. financial industry.
Employment of self-employed financial managers is expected to grow at 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Candidates with expertise in accounting and finance—particularly those with a master's degree or certification—should enjoy the best job prospects. An understanding of international finance and complex financial documents is important.
Internships provide opportunities for Business and Entrepreneurship students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom while making meaningful contributions to the organization for which they work.
D&E’s Division of Business and Entrepreneurship is very supportive of student internships. Students learn of internships through announcements from the College’s Office of Career Services & Student Employment, and the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. Students also find internship opportunities on their own through family and friends, professional acquaintances, and internet sources.
Students may participate in internships throughout any semester, though most are completed during the summer, typically for 10 weeks. Interns work with the Director of Career Services & Student Employment to develop an internship proposal. In addition to the work on the job, interns write a reflective journal and complete either a research or experience paper. All divisional internships involve some research in the literature of the field in which the internship takes place.
Independent studies allow students to study topics that are not part of the regular curriculum. Independent studies require students work closely with a faculty member in the area in which the independent study is to be done.
Student work-study positions are available. Contact D&E’s Student Employment Director for further information.
Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. Click here to read the current Student Learning Outcome results.
The business and business-related programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
In order to more accurately reflect changes made in our curriculum that would capture meaningful student learning outcome data, our department asked to defer our self-study for one academic year. This was denied; the department is therefore on probation until the Board of Commissioners reviews our self-study documents (sent for November 2016 review) and upon completion of a site visit in 2017 and a final review. The majors and all courses are fully accredited during this time period.