How is Finance at Michigan Tech Different?
Michigan Tech's Bachelor of Science in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for CFA exams. As a finance major at Michigan Tech, you will master decision-making tools in investment management, corporate management, and financial planning.
What You Need to Know
Finance professionals are the drivers of business and investment decisions. Finance is the interplay of investments, corporate finance, and institutions that ensures a healthy, functioning economy.
Small Enough to Care, Large Enough to Lead:
- State-of-the-art computing facilities including the $25,000 per year Bloomberg terminal support students to succeed in a global technological environment.
- The Finance Club hosts industry speakers, organizes field trips to financial institutions in Chicago and Minneapolis, offers free financial consulting services to the campus community, and participates in finance competitions.
- Students can get started in faculty-led research projects right away. Finance faculty conduct research on a variety of topics and include students in their projects.
- Huskies are given opportunities to apply developing knowledge and gain real-world exposure by participating in (and winning!) regional and national competitions.
- Open to Michigan Tech students of all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—gives students real-world experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $1.5 million of real money.
- The Silicon Valley Spring Break Experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to School of Business and Economics students. Huskies travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour companies like Google and Cisco, and meet with successful entrepreneurs, including Michigan Tech alumni.
- The spirit of entrepreneurism is alive on Michigan Tech’s Innovation Shore. Business students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through peer collaboration with our senior-level Business Development Experience, developing and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.
Create the Future as a:
- Cash management specialist
- Credit analyst
- Hedge fund manager
- Industry analyst
- Insurance broker
- Investment banker
- Investor relations associate
- Mortgage banker
- Personal financial planner
- Portfolio manager
- Risk manager
- Security analyst
Huskies Get Hired By:
- Commercial Bank of China
- Department of Defense
- Fiat Chrysler
- Ford Motor Company
- Lake Accounting
- Liberty Mutual Group
- Plante Moran
- State Farm Insurance
- Stryker Instruments
Crazy Smart Opportunities and Experiences
"Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics is like no other. Here, you have the opportunity to obtain a degree from an accredited business school, while having access to professors who know your name. The curriculum is fresh and relevant, which better prepares students for the workplace. Beyond the classroom, however, is where the Michigan Tech magic is. The Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP) gave me practical experiences that mirrored the workplace. I participated in internships and received multiple full-time job offers. There is no place like Tech."
Student Learning Goals:
Per the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), assessment of student learning is critical to the continuous improvement of our academic program. To develop a strong assessment, the School of Business and Economics established seven student learning goals all SBE undergraduates should achieve by graduation: These learning goals were designed to align with the SBE's mission statement. We emphasize direct, embedded assessment of student work in our courses. As part of our overall curriculum management, these assessment results enable us to identify opportunities to improve courses and curricula, and teaching practices.
- Critical Analysis
- Technical Competence
- Ethical Awareness
- Team Work
- Effective Communication
- Global Leadership
- Disciplinary Knowledge
a. Demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of the theoretical foundation of capital structure, and correctly solve quantitative problems regarding optimal capital structure.
b. Be able to quantitatively valuate a firm by employing accounting information and forecasted cash flows.