Demand is high for finance professionals!

Businesses often make decisions now about projects to pursue well into an uncertain future. It is a financial professional's job to analyze value-creating alternatives and identify the best course of action for an organization's limited resources. Contrary to the corporate world, individuals increasingly need the expertise of financial professionals to help them navigate a complex financial market. Private and business investment decisions benefit greatly from the outlook a finance education can bring.

The finance program at UNIBusiness helps you to succeed professionally by preparing you to take either the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exam or the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) exam.

  • Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA). Recognized as a University Affiliation Program by the CFA® Institute, UNI's finance program gives you the analytical reasoning and technical competence to help you earn this highly sought after financial professional certification.

  • Certified Financial Planner® (CFP). The only CFP® board registered college in the state of Iowa, UNIBusiness meets the educational requirement needed to take the certification exam. This will allow you to take it immediately after graduation saving you and your potential employer time and money.

In addition to our accredited finance program, many students also major in our renowned real estate program for only a few credits more. UNI has the only 4-year real estate program in the state of Iowa! Check out the newsletters below for the latest happenings in the Finance Department.

 

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The complete guide to choosing a college major

College is an exciting time in your life, but don’t spend all four years merely enjoying it – you should take advantage of this time to determine exactly what you want to do with your life. This article will help you decide how to choose your college major that fits your long-term goals.

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UNI business college leads the way at No. 1 Northwestern Mutual office

Thanks to some UNI business college influence, the Waterloo office of Northwestern Mutual had the No. 1 internship program out of all 214 offices across the country from summer 2019 to summer 2020. Two UNI interns led the way. Caleb Meinders (’21) and Kayla Hoeger (’20) were the No. 21 and No. 32 interns (out of 100s) in the 2019-20 Northwestern Mutual internship class, respectively. Zach Fischels (’19), Clay Meinders (’19) and Owen Ward (’19) also played key roles before graduating.

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Five iOS Apps for people learning to 'adult'

The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 

 

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5 highly effective Gmail tools you should be using but probably aren't

Do you use Gmail for your business or personal email correspondence? Do you want to improve your email experience, rather than rely on Google's standard email interface? Thanks to developers within the email productivity space, there are a growing number of productivity apps available for Gmail users. Following are five powerful Gmail productivity tools to consider adding to your email routine:

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UNI releases new COVID-19 dashboard

The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday. “Timely, accurate information is a powerful tool for fighting COVID-19, and we believe everyone in the community deserves to have access to it as we work together to stop this virus,” said President Mark A. Nook.

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Sydney Bartling credits UNI business college with internship case competition win

For Vinton, Iowa native, Sydney Bartling (Real Estate ’19), this project wasn’t entirely new. During her spring internship at Dominium, a Twin Cities-based affordable housing developer, Bartling was tasked with a case competition — propose a potential development deal to the organization’s partners.

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