Finance Degree for Jobs in Kansas


From personal financial advisors, brokers and wealth managers in top financial services firms, to controllers and financial analysts in corporate finance, finance professionals in Kansas can expect job growth rates of 20 percent or higher during the ten-year period leading up to 2022 according to recent reports from the Kansas Department of Labor.

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Finance Degrees Available in Kansas

Kansas’s state schools and private universities offer many options for earning a finance degree online or through traditional campus-based programs. Finance degrees available in Kansas include:

Associate's Degrees in Finance – Designed for those just beginning their finance careers as Series 7 licensed stockbrokers and client service associates, among others:

  • Associate of Science (AS) in Finance
    • Located in Great Bend
    • Online option
    • 60 semester hours
  • Associate of Art (AA) in Finance
    • Located in Highland
    • Online option
    • 63 semester hours
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Financial Services
    • Located in Parsons
    • Some classes offered online
    • 60 semester hours

Bachelor's Degrees in Finance – Designed for those preparing to become series 65 licensed investment advisor representatives (IAR), loan officers, financial analysts and more:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance
    • Located in Overland Park and Topeka
    • Online option
    • 181 quarter hours
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Finance
    • Located in Hays
    • Some classes offered online
    • 124 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance
    • Located in Manhattan
    • Some classes offered online
    • 126 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with an emphasis in Finance
    • Located in Topeka
    • Some classes offered online
    • 120 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance
    • Located in Wichita
    • Some classes offered online
    • 124 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Art (BA) in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance
    • Located in Winfield
    • 124 semester hours

Master's Degrees in Finance – Designed for those preparing for careers as Certified Financial Planners (CFP), controllers, risk managers, consultants and more:

  • Master's Degree in Personal Financial Planning
    • Located in Manhattan
    • Online option
    • 42 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • Master of Science (MS) in Finance
    • Online only
    • 36-48 quarter hours
    • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any field

Graduate Certificates in Finance – Designed for those with a background in business who want to improve their finance credentials:

  • Financial Therapy Graduate Certificate
    • Located in Manhattan
    • Online option
    • 15 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • Personal Financial Planning Graduate Certificate
    • Located in Manhattan
    • Online option
    • 18 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field
  •  Graduate Certificate in Public Finance
    • Located in Wichita
    • 12 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field

MBAs in Finance – Designed for professionals from a business background looking to secure upper-level leadership positions in corporate finance:

  • MBA with a specialization in Finance
    • Located in Lawrence
    • Online option
    • 50 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • MBA with a concentration in Finance
    • Located in Manhattan
    • Online option
    • 45 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • MBA with a concentration in Finance
    • Located in Wichita
    • 32 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any subject and must also complete prerequisite courses
  • MBA with a concentration in Finance
    • Located in Overland Park
    • Online option
    • 36 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field

Doctorate Degrees in Finance – Designed for those looking to become consultants and academic educators or researchers:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business with a concentration in Finance
    • Located in Lawrence
    • 60-90 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Personal Financial Planning
    • Located in Manhattan
    • Online option
    • 91 semester hours
    • Applicants must have a graduate degree, which can be in any field
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management with a specialization in Finance
    • Online only
    • 120 quarter hours
    • Applicants must have a master's degree in any subject

The Top Financial Services Firms in Kansas

Top investment firms in Kansas include:

  • Ivy Investment Management Company headquartered in Overland Park – specializes in pooled investment accounts, insurance, and especially investment companies with 150 corporate employees and more than $48 billion in assets under management
  • Waddell and Reed headquartered in Overland Park – financial planning and asset management for institutional, professional, and individual investors with 150 corporate employees and nearly $32 billion in assets under management
  • Creative Planning headquartered in Leawood – investment management, asset protection, tax services, and financial planning specializations, with 250 corporate employees and more than $24 billion in assets under management
  • Tortoise Capital Advisors headquartered in Leawood – energy investing specialization with 79 corporate employees and $16.4 billion in assets under management

Wages for Kansas’ Financial Services Industry

The US Department of Labor reported that in 2016 Kansas’ 62,250 finance professionals working in the state earned a total of $4.18 billion. The finance, insurance, and real estate industry in Kansas was the largest in the state in 2016 according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and contributed $25.6 billion to the Kansas Gross State Product (GSP) that year.

The US Department of Labor reported the following wages as of 2016. These are listed in order from the 10th percentile average, the total average income, and the 90th percentile average:

  • Financial Managers – $59,780; $117,600; $191,460
  • Accountants and Auditors – $37,150; $64,010; $96,940
  • Financial Analysts – $48,410; $75,290; $102,170
  • Personal Finance Advisors – $37,360; $115,870; $208,000*
  • Financial Examiners – $45,410; $81,580; $133,930
  • Loan Officers – $37,300; $83,060; $144,300
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents – $30,350; $104,370; $208,000*

* These values are at or above $208,000 annually. The US Department of Labor does not report income levels beyond $208,000.

Job Growth Projections in Kansas’ Financial Services Industry

The Kansas Department of Labor has made the following long-term job growth projections for the state's finance professionals, 2012-2022:

  • Personal Finance Advisors – 32 percent growth
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents – 28 percent (more than double the national average)
  • Financial Analysts – 20 percent growth
  • Accountants and Auditors – 16 percent growth
  • Loan Officers – 13 percent growth
  • Financial Managers – 13 percent growth
  • Financial Examiners – 8 percent growth
  • Budget Analysts – 2 percent growth

 

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