College of Business and Economics

Finance (online)

The Finance emphasis provides a solid knowledge base in areas of corporate financial management, investments, and financial planning. Using state-of-the-art investment tools, students apply classroom knowledge to value financial assets and solve real-world problems while learning the newest theoretical developments. 

MBA students that would like to earn an emphasis in Finance must complete nine credits from the available courses, which are all offered online. Students interested in a deeper study of the subject may be interested in the Master of Science in Finance degree program. The Master of Science in Finance and MBA with an emphasis in Finance work well as a dual degree option, as well.

Courses by MBA emphasis are listed in the Graduate Catalog.

Career Outcomes

UW-Whitewater MBA graduates are surveyed each year. Information for the Finance emphasis is provided below, including placement rate, highlighted employers, common position titles and salary information. Industry-reported salary information has also been provided.

Placement Rate1


Highlighted Employers2

American Family Insurance, Associated Bank, KPMG, Oshkosh Corporation, Royal Capital Group, UnitedHealth Group

Common Titles2

Accountant, Client Manager, Financial Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Risk Analyst

Industry Salary (national average with 1 to 20+ years of experience)3


UW-Whitewater Salary Estimate (6 months or less after graduation)2


Based on 2016 - 2017 survey data
2 Self-reported data from survey respondents
3 national salary data