Remember the song from several years back that starts with the words, "Money, money, money, money..." It's the same one a famous bazillionaire is using as the theme song to his current TV series that presents competing teams with a business situation and someone on the team that loses gets fired very publicly and sent home.
Money's important. It's important to the music industry, the television industry, and to every big business that makes bazillionaires out of the entrepreneurs intrepid enough to venture forth.
One sure way to get a part of that high-stakes action is with a finance degree. People may make good music, good TV, or good golf courses but they usually get the biggest return on their talents if the talent is backed by sound financial decisions.
A finance degree is a very versatile one, more so than many. Every industry depends upon wise handling of company funds and not everyone is qualified to make such decisions.
Money is very confusing. A dollar isn't always a dollar. A finance degree will provide the education required to use every dollar on the global market, where its value fluctuates daily, to determine the best investment strategies for any particular business.
Even when doing business on a more local basis rather than a global one, a finance degree is invaluable because the finance graduate will have a working understanding of interest rates, money trends and what drives them, and all the other intricacies of the money market that only serve to mystify those of us with only a rudimentary working knowledge of the business of money.
The diversity of jobs available to a graduate holding a finance degree is varied. Big business calls, of course, but many finance graduates find they enjoy working directly with individual people instead of in the corporate arena. They become financial advisors, helping people of all economic levels orchestrate the best plans of action for using their money to its fullest advantage.
And, if your aspirations are of becoming a bazillionaire yourself, with or without the fame that some claim, a finance degree is bound to be a giant step in the right direction.