Finance & Business Law
Linda Yu, chair
Finance & Business Law Department
Hyland Hall 3300B
About the Programs
Students in the Finance and Business Law Department will graduate with a strong foundation in corporate finance, investments and money and capital markets. The program gives them the flexibility to explore these areas in greater detail or to branch out into other areas such as financial planning, insurance or real estate.
The department is the only one in the College of Business and Economics to offer its four majors (finance, financial planning, insurance or real estate) as honors degree programs for students looking to challenge themselves. Courses in Bloomberg certification and applied investments are also available. UW-Whitewater is the only UW System school to offer an applied investment program for undergraduates.
Students can conduct real and simulated stock trading in the new applied investment center thanks to 45 wide-screen monitor workstations that run industry-standard databases and educational software including Bloomberg, Morningstar, CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices), Compustat, and Financial Trading System.
In addition to using cutting-edge technology, students will work with award-winning faculty members who are described as passionate, driven, intelligent and inspiring.
There are plenty of internship opportunities available to students in the insurance, investment and banking industries. Finance majors have interned at Edward Jones Investments, Liberty Mutual Group, M&I Bank, Harley-Davidson and UBS.
Students can also network with industry professionals through the Finance Association, one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus. The department develops close relationship with the CFA (Charter Financial Analysts) local societies and other professional organizations for students who are interested in advancing in the investment/corporate field.
Graduates of the department go on to careers such as actuaries, budget officers, corporate treasurers, financial analysts or planners, insurance agents or underwriters, investment analysts, real estate or mortgage brokers and stockbrokers.