Resume Phrases for Finance Majors

Finance MajorAs a finance major, it’s likely that you have, or will develop, an understanding of commercial and investment banking, perhaps you have an interest in forecasting and budgeting, or have studied the financial markets.  But how do you explain all of your classroom experience on your resume? Here are a few sample resume phrases to get you started:

  • Analyzed company’s financial needs and developed short and long term plans with 4 group members for case study
  • Explored conceptual relationship between expected return and relevant risk of individual assets and portfolios of assets
  • Familiar with basic time value methodology to general valuation and integrated cash flow applications
  • Developed and analyzed clients’ financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss) for various case studies; presented analysis and approach to class
  • Assessed clients’ financial goals and utilized portfolio allocation models to create (mock) investment portfolios
  • Monitored fluctuations of the ________ to study impact on stock pricing
  • Used MS Excel and Minitab to _____________
  • Developed business plan which was selected by local non-profit organization out of 17 submissions, as part of Innovations class
  • Performed statistical analysis of financial data of 20 HMOs in order to __________
  • Examined economic stability of four Southeast Asian countries and posited two approaches for investors interested in this geographic area
  • Familiar with how to calculate a bond’s periodic interest payment and market value when market rates are different than coupon rate
  • Explain capital budgeting, identify the costs and returns of capital budgeting projects, to fellow students as Classroom Assistant/Finance Tutor

Keep in mind that the phrases above are just examples and are provided to remind you of your many accomplishments as a student. Revise, edit and tailor the phrases as your needs require.

As a college student or recent grad, your college degree is often the most marketable thing about you. But how do you translate your academic experience onto your resume? The Resume Phrases by Major series provides sample resume phrases for activities commonly gained in different majors. These sample phrases are intended to inspire students and recent grads to describe their academic experience more thoroughly.

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