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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sydney bartling
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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UNI MBA students present at capstone conference in 2017
UNI's MBA program seeking potential clients

University of Northern Iowa MBA program is seeking clients for student capstone experience. This course is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context.

2 weeks 3 days ago
UNI Real Estate
'It’s not just learning to sell houses': A look inside UNI's real estate program

It was 1976 and Arthur Cox was at his first day on the job as salesperson at a Quad Cities real estate firm. Excited to learn the ins and outs of his new position, he followed his boss to the open-office area where the company’s brokers spent a portion of their workdays. Rows of desks filled the space, and Cox’s then-boss pointed to an empty workstation and left Cox to do his job without any more introductions or training.

2 months 3 weeks ago
Stock Market
UNIBusiness security analysis class uses Krause Fund to learn real-world trading tools

It’s hard to replicate the feeling of investing in a real portfolio made up of real money. At UNIBusiness, the Krause Fund provides an opportunity for students to do exactly that. It started more than two decades ago, when Bill Krause, the founder of Kum and Go, donated $100,000 to four universities, including UNI, hoping to see them compete on performance.

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