Preparing Students for Successful Careers in Finance in Northern Texas

Gaining professional preparation is essential for students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen career paths. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program provides students with a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with paid business and technical education. Aligned with demanding academic standards, the CTE program equips students with the relevant technical knowledge and skills to prepare for higher education and careers in current or emerging professions. Organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, need financial professionals to manage their funds efficiently and wisely. At the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL), students are taught how to effectively manage all financial aspects of a company, understand its regulatory rules, and comprehend how it fits into the financial market.

Many students work full-time and bring unique perspectives and experiences to the classroom. Graduates in finance often take on analyst roles in investment management, investment banking, commercial banking, corporate finance, financial advisory, insurance, and regulation. The RCOB Career Resource Center works closely with students on work-related activities through job fairs and information sessions for employers. The UNT Office of International Student and Scholarship Services provides advice to international students seeking employment opportunities. A degree in finance from the University of North Texas at Dallas offers an affordable path to obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a wide range of practical, well-paying occupations. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is committed to reviewing programs of study every four years as part of the Texas Perkins State Plan.

This review process helps ensure that students are receiving up-to-date instruction that will prepare them for success in their chosen field. By providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career paths, the education system in northern Texas is helping them prepare for successful careers in finance.