Finance—BS

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Finance at Michigan Tech

The financial services industry is confronted with continued and rapid technological innovation, and is in the midst of a sea change in terms of the representation, exchange, and storage of value. Financial professionals are the drivers of business and investment decisions. Finance provides the lifeblood capital needed to run the global economy and working in this industry will place you in the midst of the rich intersection of investments, corporate finance, and institutions, which ensure a healthy, functioning economy. As a finance major at Michigan Tech, you will master financial decision-making tools and concepts to propel your financial services career.

Michigan Tech's Bachelor of Science in Finance participates in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) University Affiliate Program. Participation is permitted to institutions whose program incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the finance to succeed in the CFA exams.

Fuel Your Future with a Minor in FinTech

Alumni and recruiters in finance stress the importance of financial technology skills that are essential to financial analysis, portfolio management, risk management, and trading. Michigan Tech offers a minor in Financial Technology (FinTech) the first of its kind in the Upper Midwest—to increase career opportunities. Examples of FinTech topics Huskies will master include algorithmic trading, crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, digital banking, distributed ledger (a.k.a blockchain) technology, machine learning, peer-to-peer lending, and robo-advising.

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Undergraduate, Dual Major in Accounting and Finance

The College of Business is Small Enough to Care and Large Enough to Lead:

  • Open to all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—offers experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $2 million of real money.

  • The Silicon Valley Experience is a one-of-a-kind spring break trip that transports Huskies to the heart of the tech business world to tour companies and meet with successful innovators, including Michigan Tech alumni.

  • Business students gain entrepreneurial experience on campus through peer collaboration with our Business Development Experience, creating 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
  • Stockbroker

Huskies Get Hired By:

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

Tomorrow Needs Business Leaders Who Leverage Technology

"The Michigan Tech College of Business is like no other. Here, you have the opportunity to obtain a degree from an accredited business college, while having access to professors who know your name. There is no place like Tech."Jaylyn Williams-Boone '18, Finance

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Student Learning Goals:

As an accredited business college, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to continuously improve curriculum and programs. Students in the College of Business can expect to achieve the following learning goals—which also align with University Undergraduate Student Learning Goals:

  1. Technical Competence—Ability to critically analyze and to achieve proficiency of information technology
  2. Global Awareness—Skill in emerging trends and ability to see global perspective
  3. Professional Know-How—Mastery of ethics and effective communication through coursework and professional business experiences
  4. Disciplinary Knowledge—Discipline-specific expertise as well as cross-discipline approach
  • 90%
    placement rate
  • 415
    employers attend Career Fair on campus seeking business majors
  • $4.6M
    total scholarships and grants awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Business
  • Top Three
    Michigan Tech business students win at the CMU New Venture Competition
  • $2M
    of real money invested by students as part of the Applied Portfolio Management Program