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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The objective of the department is to prepare students for entry-level positions in finance, insurance or real estate. Six areas of emphasis are available within this major. The undergraduate finance program deals with the theory, organization and operations of the financial system from both the social and managerial perspectives. Students are expected to develop expertise in making organizational and personal judgments and decisions involving financial data. Additionally, students present their analyses in both written and oral form. Students may select and complete one or more of the following emphases: Corporate Finance, Institutional Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Planning, Investment Analysis.

Labor Market Information

  • Credit Analysts

  • Median wage: $32.01/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • College Business Teachers

  • Median wage: $70,897/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Financial Examiners

  • Median wage: $38.40/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Financial Managers

  • Median wage: $55.38/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Insurance Underwriters

  • Median wage: $29.45/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Loan Officers

  • Median wage: $32.96/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Personal Financial Advisors

  • Median wage: $36.13/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Credit Counselors

  • Median wage: $19.94/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Budget Analysts

  • Median wage: $29.41/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Financial Analysts

  • Median wage: $37.20/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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