Treasurers and Controllers

Education

A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is often the minimum education needed for financial managers. However, many employers now seek candidates with a master's degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics. These academic programs help students develop analytical skills and learn financial analysis methods and software.

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Finance, General - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $18,821.00 per year

Accounting and Business/Management - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $14,652.00 per year

Accounting and Finance - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $19,612.00 per year

Finance and Financial Management Services, Other - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $21,517.00 per year

International Finance - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $22,810.00 per year

Public Finance - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $30,600.00 per year

Military Training

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Training length varies depending on specialty. Course content typically includes:

  • Financial management techniques, including budget preparation and review
  • Military accounting
  • Duties of finance and accounting managers
  • Personnel management and payroll procedures
  • Statistical analysis and fiscal planning

Certifications or Licenses

Professional certification is not required, but some financial managers still get it to demonstrate a level of competence. The Association for Financial Professionals confers the Certified Treasury...

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General Qualifications

Analytical skills. Financial managers increasingly are assisting executives in making decisions that affect their organization, a task for which these managers need analytical ability. Communication...

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Knowledge

  • Economics and Accounting
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Law and Government

Most Common Education Levels

The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.

Most Common Education

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major

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School
Number of Students
University of Phoenix-Online C...
374,006
Ashford University
148,671
Miami Dade College
99,253
Grand Canyon University
80,549
Kaplan University-Davenport Ca...
74,365
University of Central Florida
70,248
University of Minnesota-Twin C...
64,202
University of Maryland-Univers...
63,595
Florida International University
62,837
Ohio State University-Main Campus
62,681
Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.