Why Study Finance?

Major | Business/​Finance | CEBAH

A growing profession, finance is a field with flexibility and unlimited growth potential. As a finance major, you won’t just learn about investments, capital planning, international finance and financial analysis, you’ll also gain key employment skills like interpersonal interaction, decision making and communication.


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Finance student Kaylee Beier
Attending UW-River Falls and joining the College of Business and Economics is the best decision I could have made. Everyone – from the faculty to the students – is supportive and outright amazing. The courses not only include the material you need to know, but also present-day information. Professors go out of their way to get to know you as a person and help you in any way possible.
Kaylee Beier


cebah@uwrf.edu // 715-425-3335

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand financial topics including real estate investments, portfolio management, financial and personal risk management and international finance management.
  • Make capital budget decisions.
  • Evaluate optimal capital structure and dividend policy.
  • Perform lease financing and learn about bankruptcy and mergers.
  • Analyze investment options and manage investment risks.

Types of Courses

  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Finance
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Strategic Management
  • Statistical Methods for Economics and Business
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Potential Careers

Finance majors graduate from UW-River Falls prepared for a variety of careers in the financial field. Potential roles include:

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

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