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Finance major

UIndy's finance program provides you with broad exposure to the key areas of the finance industry, including corporate finance, investments, banking, financial advising, risk management, insurance and real estate. Majoring in finance also gives you a strong knowledge base that is easily transferred to business management or small business ownership.

Program Strengths

  • Classes integrate real-world projects, financial modeling, cases and current events, which increase competitiveness in the market
  • Focus on developing global financial leaders by fostering critical thinking and knowledge application
  • Strong emphasis on preparing for important professional certifications, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • A leading program in risk management, which is an increasingly important field
  • Highly qualified faculty with real-world experience in the industry
  • Preparation for an industry with high demand and strong earnings potential

Finance students and grads have interned or work for:

  • Freddie Mac
  • OneAmerica
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Ernst & Young
  • BrightPoint
  • Brightway Capital

Potential careers in Finance

  • Corporate finance
  • Retail banking
  • Financial planning
  • Money management
  • Risk management
  • Real estate brokerage & appraising
  • Insurance planning, claims & underwriting

Finance might be for you if:

  • You are analytical, quantitative and have been strong in math
  • You enjoy working with others and presenting your ideas
  • You like strategically assessing alternatives and making decisions by thinking outside of the box
  • You are fascinated by staying informed about global financial events and their practical impact on the economy and business practices
  • You are adept at utilizing technology to solve problems

Curriculum Guides

These curriculum guides outline the classes you'll need to take as a Finance major. The general education curriculum guide lists your class options and requirements to fulfill UIndy's general education requirements, while the Finance curriculum guide lists the classes needed to major in Finance. You'll need to look at both guides to get a complete picture of what classes you'll take at UIndy.