Finance is central to many of the critical activities that make up our free market economy. In the Department of Finance and Business Law at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, our graduates demonstrate an advanced understanding of corporate finance, investments, and money and capital markets. A Finance degree prepares graduates to pursue their professional interests in numerous areas such as:
Corporate Finance: managing the budget analysis; cash flow and capital funding needs of a single business entity; management consulting; international finance and trade.
Banking and Credit Markets: commercial bank and credit union management; commercial lending; personal lending and credit services; commercial and residential mortgage lending; leasing companies.
Investments and Capital Markets: investment management; financial planning; wealth management; private equity investing; mergers and acquisitions; trust management; securities underwriting; pension and retirement services.
The UW - Whitewater Undergraduate Finance Program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions then well to sit for the CFA Exams.
Public Sector: government financial management; budget management; revenue and debt management; regulatory examiner / auditor; non-profit financial management for educational, health care and charitable entities.
Insurance and Risk Management: underwriting; claims adjusting; governmental relations; risk analysis and consulting; broker / agent.
Real Estate: real estate development; property management; mortgage lending; appraisal and valuation; broker / agent; real estate investment trust management.
Almost every venture in our economy, private or public, contains an aspect of financial management. As such, the choice of career paths open to finance professionals is limited only by their own interests, imagination, and personal goals.
In addition to the finance major, the Department of Finance and Business Law offers three emphases to students who want to specialize their knowledge:
If students are enrolled in the honors program, they may enroll in the finance major honors track to fulfill requirements.
There are many ways for students to become involved in finance and law student organizations:
- Finance Association
- Financial Management Association
- Applied Investments Program
- Golden Key International Honor Society (This organization is open to students who have outstanding academic credentials, regardless of their majors.)
- Law Society
- Portfolio Management Group
The College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International. Only 5% of business schools in the world have been able to obtain this highest standard of accreditation.
If you think a degree in Finance may be for you, you can: