Finance programs that teach everything from balancing a checkbook to managing a global business are helping scores of New Jerseyans realize the American dream of entrepreneurship. With continued growth in NJ’s financial services sector, students graduate well prepared for a variety of career paths.
Here are some of the career opportunities in this industry:
Business Finance Specialist
Financial Services Specialist
Investment Management Specialist
Internatonal Business Specialist
Around Our Schools
Capitalizing on the school’s proximity to New York City, the financial capital of the world, the Business-Strategic Asset Management program at Bergen Tech strives to interest and prepare students for careers in the financial services industry. The curriculum touches upon topics common to commercial banking, investment banking, brokerage, trading and investment management. This rigorous program, which includes macroeconomics and AP Statistics, equips students to enter premiere college programs.
Through an innovative partnership with Passaic County Technical Institute, Columbia Bank operates a full service branch — and living classroom — in the school lobby. The bank is operated by students of the Academy of Finance and supervised by a bank official. This nationally-recognized, award-winning program provides hands-on learning opportunities for high school students interested in the world of finance, while also fostering financial literacy among the entire school population.
Recognizing the global nature of today’s economy, Morris County Schools of Technology offers a highly-specialized program in finance and international business. Students with specific interest in international trade, marketing and management participate in an international business practice firm, a simulated business that mirrors the real world. Linked by technology, the student firm conducts all operations necessary to run a business in a global marketplace.
Videos and More Information
NJ NextStop helps students and parents learn more about career interests and options, and the occupations and skills that are in demand in New Jersey. Each industry page has several videos about the jobs that people in that field do. Here’s the link for the NJ Next Stop Finance Page.
The National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education (NASDCTEc) has a web site that explains what students need to know and what courses they should take in high school in order to enter specific career areas. Here’s the link for National resources for Finance.