Be a financial superhero!

No matter your career choice, you will still need to make decisions about money to reach a goal in your profession and in your life. For an individual, the goal could be retiring at age 40. For a marketing campaign, that may mean minimizing the cost to acquire a customer. For a business owner, it may mean getting money to produce a product. Successfully reaching the goal requires proficiency in financial management. A finance minor, combined with the major of your choice, gives you a financial proficiency that will set you apart from others in your chosen career. 

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$510k

Value of student-managed funds

Krause Fund $380K, Panther Fund $130K (2021)

Finance is a 10 career

Top 10 Career

A study of job postings in the Des Moines area (2019-2021) requested revealed Financial Management in the Top 10. (STAMATS)

$134k

Median Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial Managers in 2021. 

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Careers enhanced with Finance knowledge

Adding a Finance minor to any major will provide you with insight that others in your chosen career will not have. Besides helping you manage your OWN money, there are numerous careers that are sure to use this knowledge, including:

  • Brand Manager
  • Media Buyer
  • Sales Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Economist
  • Accounting Manager
  • Tax Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Product Manager

Finance Courses

Classes like Principles of Investments and Advanced Financial Management will quickly get you up to speed on how to analyze, manage and invest money for financial firms, groups of individuals or individual investors. All finance classes are taught by faculty who have years of experience preparing students like you for life in the financial world.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Investments
  • Intermediate Financial Management
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Securities Analysis
  • Options and Futures
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Bank Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Introduction to Personal Financial Planning
  • Applications of Financial Planning
  • Personal Wealth Management