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Want a job that’s in demand, will pay well and will allow you to work independently? Do you enjoy working with numbers and feel comfortable using math? Then a degree in finance at UW-Eau Claire might be right for you!

Prestigious programs

Our business programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a mark of quality achieved by fewer than 5 percent of all business schools in the world.

Internships and Research

Finance internships last three to eight months, are paid, and are taken for academic credit. Students participate in the 

Finance major

finance internship program as juniors or seniors after admission to the College of Business and completion of Finance 320 (Principles of Finance). Finance students can participate in collaborative research work with an accounting or finance faculty member on a project of mutual interest.

In demand and well paid

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth in employment for personal financial advisors (27 percent) and financial analysts (16 percent) will be above the average growth of 11 percent for all occupations from 2012-2022.

Head to the top

Our curriculum includes content specially designed to ensure students are well prepared for the rigorous Chartered Financial analyst (CFA) exam. The CFA is an internationally recognized certification earned by finance professionals who aspire to be at the top of the field. Courses directly related to the CFA include Introduction to Derivative Securities, Advanced Derivative Securities and Wealth Management.

Prepare for success

Students get the most from their College of Business experience through the resources offered by our nationally recognized Center for Advising, Development and Enrichment (CADE). CADE professionals also lead students through the Student Professional Development Program, a graduation requirement for all business majors that prepares them to present themselves in a professional manner throughout their career.



Business Finance
comprehensive major
(requires no minor)


Business finance

Course work

Most students take 30 credits (15 credits each semester) their freshman year.

Suggested freshman curriculum

• Principles of
  Microeconomics and
• University writing
  on placement exam.
  For test-out options, see
• Short Course in Calculus
• Statistics
• Introduction to
  Psychology or
• Physical
• General electives
• Science course
• Student Professional
  Development Program
More advising information

Study abroad

More and more, people are working for organizations that view the world as their marketplace. Our students can study business and economics abroad, with programs available in 19 different countries.

Our graduates

Typical positions held by finance graduates include corporate financial analyst, insurance underwriter, portfolio manager, banker, stockbroker, investment analyst, personal financial planner, and chief financial officer.

More career information

Places you’ll find recent graduates:

• Credit Analyst, Associated
  Ban, Green Bay, WI;
  US Bank, Associated
  Bank, Royal Credit Union,
  and Wells Fargo Bank,
  Eau Claire, WI
• Financial Analyst,
  Ecolab, Cargill, Hormel
  Foods, IBM, United
  Health Group
• Staff Accountant,
  Carson Co.,
  Plymouth, MN

Department contact information

Dr. Raj Aroskar

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Special admission requirements

You must be formally admitted to the College of Business, complete Math 246 and earn at least 60 credits before you take your finance courses. Meeting these requirements will allow you to enrolll in your finance courses first semester junior year and will help you to graduate in four years.. College of business admission requirements online at
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