Providing students with the financial skills and understanding necessary to secure entry-level positions in private industry and the public sector. The Department of Finance offers a major which requires the student to select an area of emphasis and specialize in one or more of the five following areas: Corporate Finance, Institutional Finance, Financial Planning and Insurance, Investment Analysis or General Finance. The department also offers a minor in Financial Planning.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Mav Fund

Be a part of the MSIF Management Team in charge of investing $250,000 for the University Foundation.

Finance Club

The Minnesota State Mankato Finance Club strives to provide our members with an opportunity to meet professionals in variety of finance industries.

United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience

College of Business | Marketing | Management | Finance

Gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of business by participating in the Integrated Business Experience during your junior year. You'll take what you're learning in the classroom and apply it to running an actual business.

Career Opportunities

Entry level salaries for finance careers range between $35,000 - $60,000. 

There are many finance careers opportunities that can take you in all kinds of directions. Companies that often hire our students include: 

  • Wells Fargo
  • United Prairie Bank
  • FDIC
  • United Healthcare
  • IBM
  • Federated Insurance 

Available Degrees in Finance

Computer screen. Designates degree is also available online.

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Students may choose an emphasis in Corporate Finance, Institutional Finance, Financial Planning and Insurance, Investment Analysis or General Finance.

Certificate in Business Analytics

Receive a certificate in business analytics to be able to better analyze and support data-driven business decisions. This new certificate will help you launch your career as a professional and be well versed in analytical decision making.

Certificate in Financial Planning

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is the most highly recognized and respected professional certifications among financial service professionals.

Minor in Financial Planning

Designed for any major interested in learning about financial planning for personal use or a career in financial planning.