According to the US Dept of Labor, Financial managers make a lot of money, but often you need to get your masters, not just a bachelors in finance/business management:
Median annual earnings of financial managers were $81,880 in May 2004. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of financial managers in 2004 were as follows:
Securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage $129,770
Management of companies and enterprises 97,730
Nondepository credit intermediation 88,870
Local government 67,260
Depository credit intermediation 64,530
What other types of jobs can you get in finance?
Financial managers combine formal education with experience in one or more areas of finance, such as asset management, lending, credit operations, securities investment, or insurance risk and loss control. Workers in other occupations requiring similar training and skills include:
Accountants and auditors; Budget analysts; Financial analysts and Personal financial advisors; Insurance sales agents; Insurance underwriters; Loan officers; Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents; and Real estate brokers and Sales agents.
For information about careers and certification in financial management, contact:
Financial Management Association International, College of Business Administration, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5500. Internet: http://www.fma.org