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What is a financial analyst?

Financial analysts guide businesses and individuals in identifying investment opportunities and strategies. This can include activities like evaluating financial data, examining current events and market developments, analyzing an organization’s financial statements and creating valuation models to predict future performance.

Why financial analyst at OSU?

There are many exciting career paths for financial analysts including positions in investment banking, insurance, nonprofit, wealth management and corporate finance among others. This option is recommended for students that wish to pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter.

Career paths

A Financial Analyst option provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

93%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.


Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.

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