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!
The College of Business helped prepare me for the expectations the workplace has for me. Graduating and leaving UWEC, I feel confident and ready to be successful with wherever my job takes me.
MajorComprehensive major (no minor required)
- Business Finance
- Business Finance
Contact InfoAccounting + Finance
Schneider Social Science Hall 400B
1702 Park Avenue
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.
Where are 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
Why UW-Eau Claire
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.
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.
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.
First-Year Suggested Curriculum
- Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- University writing requirement— depending on placement exam.
- Short Course in Calculus
- 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.