Financial Management (B.S.)


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 a career in banking, corporate financial management, financial planning and services, insurance and real estate. Our students learn the financial language of business and how to assess, measure and report on the profitability and financial health of an organization. Governments of all levels also employ finance graduates in many of their divisions and 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.


  • On the Clemson admissions application, you'll apply as a pre-business major.
  • Our graduates are highly recruited within the Southeast. Our national reputation allows us to assist students who wish to obtain positions outside of the region.
  • Our faculty are active in helping students find internships and permanent placement.
  • You'll have the chance to interact with finance professionals through active student organizations, internships, seminars and events that bring financial leaders to campus.


All students interested in Clemson's financial management degree must first complete a pre-business core curriculum with a 2.0 GPR in order to move into the upper-level degree classes. On the Clemson admissions application, you'll apply as a pre-business major.

Once that pre-business curriculum is completed, your classes will cover a broad range of subjects, but will emphasize technical and communication skills. You'll have the flexibility to tailor courses to your needs by choosing emphasis areas that will enhance career preparation in specific areas of finance. 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. Once you complete a specific set of courses, you'll be eligible to sit for the certified financial planner (CFP) examination.

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.

Banking and Investments 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

  • Accounting
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Information Systems


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.

 It's like Wall Street without leaving campus! The Clemson Trading Room offers students an opportunity to gain real-time trading experience using sophisticated technology.
 Participate in a living-learning experience where you get to live and learn with peer business majors in a dedicated residence hall. Take part in educational and extracurricular activities while forming life-long friendships.
 Students are encouraged to complete an internship during the summer between their junior and senior years. This experience will help you learn to apply classroom concepts to actual business problems.
 The Financial and Accounting Professionals (FAP) of Clemson is a student organization dedicated to exploring the world of accountancy and financial services.
 During the summer, students have the opportunity to take one or two classes at Magdalen College at Oxford University in London. Long weekends enable optional side trips to cities such as Paris, Dublin and Brussels.



Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It's about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of our most recent students.


  • Financial Analyst Risk Management

    Delta Air Lines

  • Portfolio Management Analyst

    Truist Financial Corporation

  • Wealth Management Adviser

    Merrill Lynch

  • Broker-in-Charge


  • Financial Management Analyst

    Bank of America


  • MAcc

    Clemson University

  • MBA

    Coastal Carolina University

  • J.D.

    Washington and Lee University


    • Corporate and Investment Banking
    • Financial Analysis
    • Investment and Portfolio Management
    • Credit Scoring and Risk Management
    • Insurance and Claims
    • Underwriting Services
    • Financial Planning
    • Advisory Services
    • Customer Service
    • Operations
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Trading
    • Real Estate
    • Commercial Lending
    • Appraisals
    • Property Management
    • Sales

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