Financial Manager

Accountants, Auditors, and Financial Analysts

Responsibilities of the Profession

Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

Salary Range

$54,130 - $166,400

Pros

  • High salary

  • Faster-than-average job growth
  • Can work in various settings

Job outlook

Employment of financial managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Best Colleges

  • Kansas State University
  • Arkansas State University

Entrance/Acceptance Requirements

Kansas State University
  • GPA: 2.0, 2.5 (out of state)
  • SAT: 980; ACT: 21
  • Be ranked in top third of class
  • Test scores: 25th / 75 Percentile
Arkansas State University
  • SAT Critical Reading: 410 / 515

  • SAT Math: 458 / 548

  • SAT Writing: 413 / 478

  • ACT Composite: 21 / 26

  • ACT English: 21 / 27

  • ACT Math: 19 / 26

Cost (Per Year)

Arkansas State University
  • Tuition/Fees: $7,510 (in state); $13,120 (out of state)

  • Books: $1,000

  • Room and Board: $7,520

  • Other Expenses: $3,984

  • Total Cost: $20,014 (in state); $25,624 (out of state)
Kansas State University
  • Tuition/Fees: $8,585 (in state), $21,530 (out of state)

  • Books: $1,100

  • Room/Board: $7,710

  • Other Expenses: $3936

  • Total Cost: $21,331 (in state), $34,276 (out of state)