In recognition and support of the UW-Whitewater and College of Business and Economics' missions, the Finance and Business Law Department provides students with the tools to grow in their professional capacity with respect to the financial, legal and ethical dimensions of business through:
In the Department of Finance and Business Law, our graduates demonstrate an advanced understanding of corporate finance, investments, personal financial planning, and money and capital markets. A Finance degree prepares graduates to pursue their professional interests in numerous areas such as:
As of 2017, the UW-Whitewater undergraduate "finance degree with financial planning emphasis" has been recognized nationally as a degree program allowing an expedited testing process for the granting of the well-recognized Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) designation. This standing has been granted to secondary institutions whose degree program incorporates 100 percent of the CFP Board Competencies required for successful passage of its examination and assessment of financial planning knowledge.
In addition, both the UW-Whitewater bachelor’s and master’s finance programs have been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is only granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which positions students well to sit for the CFA Exams and ultimately obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation.
During Finance Day events, students network with industry professionals and learn about working in finance.
Student orgs » Active student organizations provide opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and industry professionals.
Internships » The best way to gain relevant work experience and obtain career positions is through an internship. Each department in the college maintains information on internships specific to their degrees and majors.
Career outcomes » BBA in finance majors have a 99 percent placement rate within six months of graduation. Information for MBA with finance emphasis career data is also available. Career data is not yet available for the newer MS in Finance program.
Scholarships » With support by generous donors, numerous scholarship opportunities are available to UW-Whitewater students. Scholarships are also available to students taking the CFA Level I exam. Please refer to the CFA Program Students Scholarships Guide.
Student Development » Experiential learning opportunities such as the Bloomberg Certification course (FNBSLW 472) and Applied Investments course (FNBSLW 484) offer important hands-on experience for students.
Our Applied Investment Program (AIP). Being selected to be in the AIP student group is considered a high honor and is an opportunity not typically available to undergraduate students at other universities. AIP students use the best analytical tools and Wall Street Research to gain direct, practical experience managing a $1,000,000+ portfolio. This is real money, a real portfolio, and real experience. Click here to learn more: https://www.appliedinvestments.org/
Department Phone: (262) 472-1316