Financial Services

This industry involves managing and motivating people to work toward common, productive financial goals. Financial services careers can involve working on the quantitative side of a firm, developing and maintaining a client base for investments, serving as a consultant to help organizations analyze and solve their fiscal problems, guiding a non profit to meeting its financial needs, or helping a customer manage a bank account.

Did you know? Students who graduate from Columbus State’s Foundations of Insurance certificate program earning at least a B average are guaranteed an interview at Nationwide and other insurance companies.

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By The Numbers

  • The finance industry is the top economic output for the Columbus region. This sector has seen job growth outpace that of the state and nation, adding more than 5,200 jobs in financial services alone. (Columbus 2020)
  • 5,200 financial service jobs gained within the last 3 years
  • Notable employers include JP Morgan Chase & Co., Nationwide Insurance, Huntington Bank, Alliance Data Retail Services
  • Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business ranks 27th in the U.S. for its MBA program and 18th for its undergraduate program (U.S. News and World Report, 2015).

Regional Programs

Columbus State Community College
Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Franklin University Ross College of Business
Otterbein University
South-Western Career Academy
Tolles Career & Technical Center
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools

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