Finance majors at Northwest focus on four areas: financial services, financial computing, corporate finance, and finance management.

  • Financial Services concentrates on the design and delivery of advice and financial products to individuals, business and government;
  • Financial Computing combines information from finance and computer science while focusing on the decision-making models constructed and manipulated with computer technology;
  • Corporate Finance requires additional focus in accounting and prepares students for exams like the CFA (certified financial analyst), CPA (certified public accountant) and CMA (certified manufacturing analyst); and
  • Financial Management combines the knowledge of finance and management to make managerial decisions with an understanding of finance.

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Career Opportunities

More than 95% of students who graduated with a degree in finance obtained employment or continued their education within six months after graduation.

The following is a listing of common positions for graduates with a finance major:

  • Loan Officer
  • Asset Management
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Representative
  • Accountant
  • Financial Advisory
  • Financial Analyst
  • Settlements Processor
  • Property Manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Financial Planner

*Based on self-reported data in recent years.

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

New Venture Pitch Competition is designed for ambitious students and aspiring entrepreneurs to present ideas to business professionals, small business owners and potential investors. Students present their ideas to judges who in the future could represent their boss or client.

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions. Students from the business school have recently traveled and studied in China, Africa and Eastern Europe including Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Internships

Although internships are not required in the finance major, they are highly encouraged to gain real-world experiences.

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Requirements

Option One: Financial Services, 24 hours

Required Courses

ECON 52352 Money, Credit, and Banking
FIN 53320 Insurance and Risk
FIN 53325 Investment Principles
FIN 53326 Investment Management
FIN 53327 Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 53420 Financial Institutions
MKTG 55430 Sales and Sales Management
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Choose 3 hours from electives

ACCT 51303 Tax Accounting I
ACCT 51304 Tax Accounting II
ACCT 51408 Managerial Accounting
FIN 53422 Real Estate Management
3
3
3
3

Option Two: Financial Computing, 24 hours

Required Courses

FIN 53325 Investment Principles
FIN 53327 Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 53420 Financial Institutions
FIN 53421 Selected Cases in Finance
CSIS 44211 Spreadsheet Applications
CSIS 44212 Advanced Spreadsheets and Charting
CSIS 44346 Database Applications
CSIS 44144 Web Development I
CSIS 44334 Web Development II
Approved electives in Finance or Computer Science
3
3
3
3
1
1
1
3
3
3

Option Three: Corporate Finance, 24 hours

Required Courses

FIN 53325 Investment Principles
FIN 53326 Investment Management
FIN 53327 Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 53421 Selected Cases in Finance
ACCT 51301 Cost Accounting
ACCT 51306 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 51402 Advanced Cost Accounting
Approved electives in Finance or Accounting
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Option Four: Financial Management, 24 hours

Required Courses

FIN 53325 Investment Principles
FIN 53327 Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 53420 Financial Institutions
FIN 53421 Selected Cases in Finance
MGMT 54314 Human Resource Management
MGMT 54316 Organizational Behavior and Theory
MGMT 54318 Entrepreneurship
OR
MGMT 54320 Negotiations
Approved electives in Finance or Management
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3
3

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated September 6, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug. 2019
Jan. 2020
Duration
4 years
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Price
25,803 UAH
$411.83 per credit hour. Additional fees apply
Deadline
July 1, 2019
International students cannot start courses during Summer term—no summer intake.
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