Career and Leadership Development


The Finance Department at UW-Whitewater provides students with a strong foundation in the primary financial areas of corporate finance, investments, and money and capital markets. The program allows students flexibility to explore these areas in greater detail or to branch out in other financial areas such as financial planning, insurance, or real estate. The department offers a finance major with these three emphases. The Finance & Business Law Department is unique in our ability to offer each of these four options as an Honors degree. We also offer a Bloomberg Certification course, an Applied Investments course, the option to complete the MBA-Finance Emphasis online and the opportunity to take several undergraduate (BBA) courses online.

Emphases within the major:

Finance with Financial Planning Emphasis (BBA)
Finance with Insurance Emphasis (BBA)
Finance with Real Estate Emphasis (BBA)
Finance (BBA)

Emphases within the Honors major:

Finance Honors with Financial Planning Emphasis (BBA)
Finance Honors with Insurance Emphasis (BBA)
Finance Honors with Real Estate Emphasis (BBA)
Finance Honors (BBA)


Major skills acquired:

Analysis & Examination of Financial Records
Contract Law
Financial Analysis - Interpreting Accounting Statements
Investment Analysis
Numerical Reasoning
Real Estate Valuation Skills
Software: Bloomberg, Excel
Tax Law Knowledge
Yield Analysis

Related occupations:

(With corresponding Dictionary of Occupational Titles number). The following list of related occupations is an open list of ideas to expand your career research. Some of these careers may require additional experience or education.
Actuary (020.167-010)
Benefits Analyst
Budget Officer (161.117-010)
Claims Adjuster (241.217-010)
Corporate Finance
Corporate Treasurer
Credit Analyst (191.267-014)
Financial Analyst (020.167-014)
Financial Planner (250.257-014)
General Brokerage
Insurance Agent (250.257-010)
Insurance Underwriter (169.167-058)
Investment Analyst (160.267-026)
Lease Brokerage
Loan Officer (186.267-018)
Manager, Financial Institution (186.117-038)
Mortgage Brokerage
Negotiator (186.117-050)
Property Management (186.117-042)
Real Estate (Sales, Investment, Development) (250.357-018)
Real Estate Agent (186.117-058)
Real Estate Lending (Institutional)
Salary and Wage Administrator
Securities Trader (186.167-058)
Stockbroker (250.257-018)

Representative employers that have hired our students:

Accenture - Milwaukee, WI
Advantage Bank - Kenosha, WI
Aetna Insurance Co. - Brookfield, WI
Aid Association for Lutherans - Appleton, WI
American Express - Brookfield, WI
American Medical Security - Green Bay, WI
Associated Bank - Madison, WI
Ato Findley Inc. - Wauwatosa, WI
Bankers Bank - Madison, WI
Bank of Milton - Milton, WI
Bank One - Milwaukee, WI
Beta Systems - Brookfield, WI
Blackhawk Technical College - Janesville, WI
BMO Harris Bank - New Berlin, WI
The Bon Ton Stores - Milwaukee, WI
Century 21 Realtors - La Crosse, WI
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, IL
City of Madison - Madison, WI
Corp. Valuation Advisors - Brookfield, WI
DDB - Chicago, IL
Dean Witter - Milwaukee, WI
Dept. of Regulation & Licensing - Madison, WI
Don Zoellner Agency - Waukesha, WI
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Milwaukee, WI
Equity Residential Properties - Chicago, IL
Federated Insurance - Owatonna, MN
Fort Community Credit Union - Fort Atkinson, WI
Gorman & Company - Oregon, WI
Jackson National - Denver, CO
John Hancock Financial Network - Elm Grove, WI
Mental Health Services - Shelbyville, TN
Metavante Corporation - Brown Deer, WI
M & I Wealth Management - Milwaukee, WI
M & I Trust Company - Milwaukee, WI
MicroAge - Tempe, AZ
Milwaukee Yacht Club - Milwaukee, WI
NASCO - Fort Atkinson, WI
Newell Office Products - Madison, WI
Northwestern Mutual Life - Various Locations
Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation - Madison, WI
Oshkosh Truck Corporation - Oshkosh, WI
Patchy Stainless Steel - Beaver Dam, WI
People's Bank - Elkhorn, WI
Pepsi Company - Chicago, IL
Pfanstiehl Laboratories Inc. - Waukegan, IL
Plexus Corporation - Neenah, WI
Prudential - Brookfield, WI
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Runzheimer International - Rochester, WI
Signator - Brookfield, WI
SII Investments - Menasha, WI
Softworks Development Corp. - Mequon, WI
South Hills Country Club - Fond du Lac, WI
Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics - Milwaukee, WI
Fauerback Fine Foods - Madison, WI
Financial Design Group - Middleton, WI
Habitat for Humanity - Minneapolis, MN
HD Hudson Manufacturing. Company - Chicago, IL
Heritage Insurance - Sheboygan, WI
Holt Products Co. Inc. - Madison, WI
Holtz Concessions - Baraboo, WI
Hopson Oil Co. Inc. - Waukesha, WI
Internal Revenue Service - Madison, WI
Kemper Clearing Corp. - Milwaukee, WI
K-Mart - Madison, WI
Kohl's Corporate Office - Menomonee Falls, WI
Kohler Company - Kohler, WI
Krause Publications - Iola, WI
Lady Footlocker - Schaumburg, IL
M & I - Madison, WI
M & I Trust - Milwaukee, WI
Manpower International - Milwaukee, WI
RSM McGladrey - Madison, WI
Stafford Trading Group - Chicago, IL
Starr Financial - Greenfield, WI
State Bank of Cross Plains - Cross Plains, WI
State Farm Insurance - Bloomington, IL
State of Wisconsin Investments - Madison, WI
Strong Investments - Menomonee Falls, WI
Sunstone Financial Group - Milwaukee, WI
United States Army - Germany
Uline Shipping Supplies - Gurnee, IL
US Army - Fort Lee, VA
US Bancorp - Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, WI
Wallace Computers - West Allis, WI
Wal-Mart - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha State Bank - Waukesha, WI
Wausau Insurance - Milwaukee, WI
WellPoint-Anthem BC/BS of WI - Pewaukee, WI
Wells Fargo Financial - Sheboygan, WI
Wells Fargo Financial Acceptance - Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Aviation Inc. - Watertown, WI
Wisconsin Schelp & Associates - Wauwatosa, WI

Graduate schools attended by our students:

Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
University of Illinois - Champagne/Urbana, IL
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, WI

For further information outside Career & Leadership Development:

Finance Department
Departmental Office, Hyland Hall 3300
Phone: 262-472-1316

American Bankers Association
1120 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20036

UW-Whitewater Finance Association
Faculty Advisor, Finance Department, Carlson, Room 5012
Phone: 262-472-5461

Financial Managers Society (FMS)
111 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Financial Management Associate (FMA)

Financial Women International (FWI)
Formerly known as the National Association of Bank Women, Inc.
500 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611