A growing field. Well-paying jobs. An in-demand degree. Achieve these and so much more with a bachelor's degree in business finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
An excellent choice for those who have a knack for numbers, the business finance major gives you the tools and experiences necessary to become an influencer at a company or even your own boss. Through projects and experiential learning, you'll learn to analyze a security's risk, determine the acceptance or rejection of investments and identify and explain the appropriate measure of risk.
Accredited by the AACSB, the business finance program prepares students for a wide variety of career paths. Typical positions held by finance graduates include corporate financial officers, bankers, stockbrokers, financial analysts, portfolio managers, and personal financial planners. And these types of careers are in demand. In fact, 99% of students who recently graduated from the business finance bachelor’s degree program have reported that they are now employed.
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently over thousands of dollars in scholarships for students seeking a degree from the College of Business and specific scholarships awarded to individuals seeking a finance degree from UW-Eau Claire.
UW-Eau Claire offers many different honors scholarships to students for their success. Incoming Blugolds are automatically awarded some scholarships for having outstanding academic achievements, but you are welcome to apply for other finance scholarships to help with the costs associated with higher education. Finance major scholarships range from $300 to $3,000. As you continue throughout your education, more scholarship opportunities will be available as you become a junior or senior. For example, the Albert J. Colianni Jr. Accounting Leadership Award is a $3,000 scholarship awarded to someone who has shown success in Accounting and Finance.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help you through the financial aid process. UW-Eau Claire strives to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with student-focused staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central—Our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your finance degree.
Learn more about the financial aid process at UWEC.
Business finance program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- This program is a comprehensive major and does not require a minor.
- This program is also a minor.
- Blu'$ Gold Financial Management
- Beta Alpha Psi Honorary (BAP)
- Student Accounting Society (SAS)
- Financial Management Association (FMA)
Accreditation information: Our business programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.
Students in the bachelor’s program will study a curriculum specifically designed to ensure all students are prepared for the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst exam (CFA).
Paid internships. Finance majors will participate in three to eight-month internships as juniors or seniors after being accepted to the College of Business and with the completion of Finance 320 (Principles of Finance). Not only are these finance internships paid and taken for credit, but they are an awesome opportunity to discover what exactly you want to do as a career after graduation.
A growing field. 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. As a finance major, you’ll be working for a field that is expected to grow and thrive. Who wouldn’t want that! Not only will you have the peace of mind knowing there will be jobs after graduation in Wisconsin, but you can also know that you will be prepared. Finance majors at UW-Eau Claire have the opportunity to manage $150,000 through the Student Investment Management Program.
Business finance majors will be able to learn the skills they need to be on the leading edge of the financial market. A job in this field will give you a rewarding career that will allow you to help individuals and secure financial futures for clients.
Where are business finance degree alumni now?
- Credit Analyst, Associated Bank, Green Bay, Wisconsin; US Bank, Associated Bank, Royal Credit Union, and Wells Fargo Bank, Wisconsin
- Financial Analyst, Ecolab, Cargill, Hormel Foods, IBM, United Health Group
- Staff Accountant, Carson Co.; Minnesota
- Managing Director, Sidelines Partners; Minnesota
Business finance careers
- Business finance
- Credit Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Staff Accountant
- Managing Director
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.
The curriculum for the finance degree bachelor’s program 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.
Graduation requirements for business finance degree
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Finance Foundation Courses (12 credits)
Required Accounting Course (3 credits)
Business Finance Electives (9 credits)
Accounting Electives and Finance Internship Electives (6 credits)
Additional Business/Economics course (2 credits)
View more in UWEC course catalog.
Top classes for business finance majors
Student Investment Management
Advanced Wealth Management
Advance investment Strategy
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