Finance

Michigan Ross BBAs go on to land jobs at some of the most sought-after finance firms in the world. Maybe you have your sights set on Wall Street, or maybe you're still considering if finance could be right for you. Either way, we're here to help with an abundance of opportunities to explore. 

How We Help You Get There

Our Career Development Office (CDO) offers personal and career exploration resources, job search coaching, interview preparation, and job negotiation training to support students' interest in finance careers. Through CDO, you can also work with a career coach who specializes in helping students prepare for and identify roles in finance, or gain insight from a BBA peer coach on a similar career track. CDO also has a dedicated Industry Relations Manager in finance who manages relationships with companies and source opportunities for students.

Jessie Krasa

Accounting & Finance Career Coach

Diana Perilla

Finance & Real Estate Career Coach

Maria Hayes

Maria Hayes

Industry Relations Manager

Peers working together

Work with the Finance Action Network 

Benefit from a comprehensive overview of finance recruiting through CDO's Finance Action Network. Programming focuses on enhancing networking preparation and introduces you to behavioral and technical interviewing. You'll also explore the different sectors within finance and receive hands-on experience from financial peer coaches. Upon completion of the program, students will be invited to a technical mentorship cohort led by peer coaches in the winter semester.

Explore Courses that Support Finance Careers 

Collaborate with academic and peer advisors to develop an individualized course plan to help you meet your academic and career goals. Identify courses and opportunities at Michigan Ross and across U-M that will stretch your skills and help prepare you for success. Examples of elective courses that students interested in finance may want to consider are included below. 

Gain Real-World Finance Experience

Find out what it really means to manage finance-related activities at an organization. Through our Capstone Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course, choose to work directly with a company to devise creative solutions to a pressing finance challenge.

Exponential ETFs

Ann Arbor, MI

Design a process or source data that can be used to forecast the global demand of major commodities.

Live Cycle Delight

Detroit, MI

Analyze the current LCD pricing model and the best practice pricing models of industry leaders.

OCH Initiative

Get Involved with the Och Initiative for Women in Finance

Complement your finance courses with co-curricular programming from the Och Initiative, which gives students at Michigan Ross the opportunity to learn even more about the world of finance. Gain practical skills to apply in your job search and create a valuable network of connections.

The Och Initiative

Deepen Your Involvement

Maize & Blue Fund

An opportunity to manage a real investment fund as a student? You bet. Apply what you learn in the classroom to help manage $500,000 of the University of Michigan's endowment fund. 

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BBA Finance Club

The BBA Finance Club serves as a resource for students with career interests in finance-related industries, such as investment banking, sales and trading, asset management, and corporate

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Hear from Students

Learn more about the Michigan Ross experience of other BBA students with an interest in finance-related careers.

Student Profile
BBA '21

Anthony Coffie

Finding a Community of Support

Being a Ross student isn’t always easy. As Anthony Coffie puts it, “Being a Ross student means pursuing my highest academic and professional self. It means stepping out of my comfort zone. It means...
Alumni
BBA '18

Sarah Wood

Entrepreneur, Go-Getter, Mentor

Your Ross experience can fit wherever you’re at, whatever you’re interested in.

Career Outcomes in Finance

$85,000

mean base salary

$10,000

median signing bonus

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