UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

finance

Majors & Minors

Business Administration-Finance Degree

Program Overview

A Finance major carries a specific and targeted focus, but it can also offer a lot of flexibility and growth potential. Finance is a growing profession and although you learn a lot about money-investment, capital planning, international finance and financial analysis, you also learn how to interact interpersonally, which is a key skill employers desire.

Highlights of the Business Administration-Finance Major

  • You will have access to the newly-constructed Finance Lab and the Bloomberg Financial Terminal which offers the option to pursue Bloomberg Certification
  • The Finance Club presents opportunities to be involved in the financial industry via guest speakers, meetings with investor relations representatives and field trips

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the financial field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers where graduates have found employment or internship opportunities. 

Job Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Bank Branch Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • International Banking Officer
  • Personal/Commercial Lending Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Treasurer

Employers

  • BOSCH
  • Bremer Bank
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Securian Financial
  • St. Croix Financial Services
  • Thrivent Financial
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo

 

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Understand financial topics and issues, including real estate investments, portfolio management, financial and personal risk management and international finance management.
  • Gain fundamental financial skills, such as making capital budget decisions, evaluating optimal capital structure and dividend policy, performing lease financing, analyzing investment options, managing investment risks and learning about bankruptcy and mergers.

Related Programs

Not what you were looking for?
Here are some related programs you may also want to consider:

Accounting

Business Administration - Management


The employment outlook for
finance jobs through 2022 is
expected to grow by

16%

which is faster than average