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What is Finance and Business Management?

Employers in the finance industry actively hire engineers. The problem-solving skills you learn as an engineer, from trading to investment banking, will set you up for a successful career in finance and business management.

Majors that Could Lead to Finance and Business Management Careers

Students interested in finance and business management careers could start their career paths through several majors offered by the Texas A&M University College of Engineering.

See below for a list of some of our majors that could lead to a finance and business management career.

  • Civil engineering: Civil engineers are adept problems solvers who strive to develop cost-effective designs for client needs. Employers from various industries seek civil engineers for non-traditional engineering roles, such as management consulting, finance and technical sales.
  • Computer engineering: Computer engineers are instrumental in developing online banking and ensuring secure transactions.
  • Computer science: Computing and digital technology benefits multiple industries through digital infrastructures that impact big data, virtual reality, improving wireless networks and communication, visualization, computer gaming graphics and animation. The demand for expertise in this diverse sector is on the rise.
  • Electrical engineering: Electrical engineers are instrumental in the design and operation of ATMs, online banking, data servers, banks and high-speed networking. 
  • Electronic systems and engineering technology: Electronic systems engineers lead project management initiatives within the finance industry, handling risk analysis, reporting, documentation, costs and scheduling.
  • Environmental engineering: Environmental engineers are adept problem solvers who strive to develop cost-effective designs for client needs. Employers from various industries seek environmental engineers for non-traditional engineering roles such as management consulting, finance and technical sales.
  • Industrial and systems engineering: Industrial and systems engineers are highly-trained problem solvers who attract employers from various industries. They have fantastic opportunities in non-traditional engineering roles such as management consulting, finance and technical sales.
  • Industrial distribution engineeringIndustrial engineers work in sales management, customer service management, business development and pricing analysis. They also work as project managers and profit center leaders and hold other business roles with wholesale, industrial and construction distributors and manufacturers. 
  • Materials science and engineeringAs with all engineers, materials engineers must develop practical management skills to execute projects effectively and on time. They must develop a keen understanding of cost-benefit analysis to justify the selection of one particular engineered material solution. These skill sets are directly transferable to project management and business-related concerns.
  • Mechanical engineeringEngineers with mechanical backgrounds often become entrepreneurs, project managers, business process optimization specialists and mathematical analysts. They are adept at optimizing financial processes and products.