School of Business and Economics

BS with Major in Finance

A Degree That Makes Good Dollars and Sense

Businesses need people with specialized financial training—especially in today’s constantly changing global market. The field of finance is broad—areas like financial planning, credit analysis, and investment banking all offer exciting challenges—and rewards—to those who know how to handle money and predict the financial future. With a finance degree from Michigan Tech, you’ll learn about all of these facets of finance and be ready to tackle the marketplace and make smart investments.

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% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

About the Program: The Michigan Tech Advantage

Studying finance at a university with prominent technology, engineering, and science programs is a real value. You’ll benefit from Michigan Tech’s unique cross-discipline collaboration and gain the experience you need to build an amazing résumé.

  • Join the Applied Portfolio Management Program Team and gain real-world experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $1.5 Million of real money.
  • Gain real-world experience through peer collaboration with our senior-level Business Development Experience—you could have the opportunity to develop and present a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.
  • The Silicon Valley Spring Break experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to School of Business and Economics students. Travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour top-level companies like Google and Cisco, meet with successful entrepreneurs, and more.
  • Get involved with student organizations that fit your interests and offer great résumé experience, such as the Finance Club, Entrepreneurs Club, and Kappa Sigma Iota, Michigan Tech’s accounting and finance group.

Career Pathways

A degree in finance is flexible and opens doors to careers across a multitude of industries. Career opportunities are on the rise for financial analysts, investors, and planners.

What can I do with a finance degree?

  • Investment banking analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial analyst
  • Claims examiner
  • Fund manager
  • Financial planner
  • Chief financial officer
  • Budget analyst
  • Portfolio manager

Where have our graduates found work?

  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • Lake Accounting
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Ford Motor Company
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Commercial Bank of China
  • Department of Defense
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Stryker Instruments
  • Navistar

Experiential Learning

Each major offered within the School of Business and Economics has identified a specific way to impart experiential learning.  This could either be conducting market research, managing complex projects, developing a business around an idea or a technological invention, undertaking internships, etc.  

Listed below is the information on the specifics of experiential learning as offered by the Finance major within the School of Business and Economics.

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.

  1. Critical Analysis 
  2. Technical Competence
  3. Ethical Awareness
  4. Team Work
  5. Effective Communication
  6. Global Leadership
  7. 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.