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Business Finance Major and Minor


Want a job in one of the top fields that's in demand and will allow you to work independently? If you want a rewarding career that allows you to help individuals and secure financial futures for clients, then a degree in finance at UW-Eau Claire might be right for you!

Contact Info:
Accounting + Finance
Schneider Social Science Hall 400A
1702 Park Avenue
715-836-4636

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Major

Comprehensive major (no minor required)
  • Business Finance

Minor

  • Business Finance

Where you'll find our grads

  • Credit Analyst, Associated Bank, 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 
  • Managing Director, Sidelines Partners; Bloomington, MN

I realized that hard work and determination does pay off and that all of my time spent studying and doing homework was well worth it.

Katelyn Goettl | University, accounting and finance honors

Prepared for Success

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.

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.

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.

Why UW-Eau Claire

Accreditation

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

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

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.

Suggested Freshman Curriculum

  • Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • University writing requirement— depending on placement exam.
  • Short Course in Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology or Sociology
  • Physical Education/Wellness
  • General electives
  • Science course
  • Student Professional Development Program 

Course Work / Pre-Professional Courses

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

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