Financial Management (B.S.)


  • Students have the chance to interact with finance professionals through active student organizations, internships, seminars and events that bring financial leaders to campus.
  • Students learn the financial language of business and how to assess, measure and report on the profitability and financial health of an organization.
  • Our students are highly recruited within the Southeast. Our national reputation allows us to assist students who wish to obtain positions outside of the region.
  • Students can complete two internship or co-op experiences for academic credit.

Develop your understanding of financial markets in the contemporary economy, the operation of financial institutions and the financial management of business operations. A major in financial management will prepare you for careers in banking, corporate financial management, financial planning and services, insurance and real estate. Governments of all levels also employ finance graduates in many of their divisions. Many of our students continue their studies in graduate or law school. A Bachelor of Science in financial management from Clemson will give you the necessary skills to gather, analyze and communicate financial data as required for a successful career within the discipline.


What you'll study:

Your classes will cover a broad range of subjects, but will emphasize your technical and communication skills. Students then have the flexibility to tailor courses to their own needs by choosing emphasis areas that will enhance career preparation in specific areas of finance. Once you complete a specific set of courses, you’ll be eligible to sit for the certified financial planner (CFP) examination. We offer four emphasis areas, so you’ll be able to focus your studies on a financial topic that interests you the most.

Financial Planning Emphasis: Learn how to determine whether and how an individual can meet their goals through the use and management of financial resources.

Real Estate Emphasis: Discover how to provide analysis and advice on the acquisition, sale, or management of both commercial and residential real estate.

Corporate Finance Emphasis: Learn how to be an analyst responsible for capital investment valuation, financing analyses, financial forecasting, business performance and assessment or reporting.

Financial Services Emphasis: To prepare you for your career, you'll be armed with the analysis and sales skills needed for involvement in analysis, management or sales within a bank or investment company.


Popular Minors:

  • Legal Studies
  • Accounting
  • Management Information Systems

Similar Majors:


As a financial management student, you’ll graduate with a strong professional focus, and you’ll have numerous opportunities to engage with finance professionals, peers with similar interests and faculty who can help guide you toward the best career path for your interests and talents.

Internships and Research Projects:

Connect with Other Students:

  • Zeta Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi
  • Financial and Accounting Professionals
  • Phi Alpha Delta

What are students doing at graduation?*




Grad School


Seeking Employment



Where are students headed at graduation?*

Recent employers and job titles*

  • Bank of America — Corporate Treasury Analyst
  • Procter & Gamble — Account Manager
  • Vanguard — Client Relationship Associate

Recent graduate schools and sought degree types*

  • Florida Coastal School of Law — J.D.
  • University of Colorado Law School — J.D.
  • Clemson University — Master’s

Common Career Areas**

  • Corporate and Investment Banking
    • Financial Analysis
    • Investment Management
    • Real Estate
    • Risk Management
  • Banking
    • Commercial Lending
    • Originations and Packaging
    • Operations
    • Credit Scoring and Risk Management
  • Insurance and Real Estate
    • Claims Analysis
    • Appraisals
    • Property Management
  • Personal Financial Planning
    • Sales
    • Customer Service
    • Operations
    • Portfolio Management
  • Investment Banking
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Trading
  • Investments
    • Analysis
    • Trading
    • Portfolio Management
*Represents only Clemson University graduates who completed Michelin� Career Center surveys from 2009 to 2011.
**Used w/permission from Univ. of Tennessee.

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