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 following areas: General Finance, Financial Planning and Insurance, or Quantitative Finance. The department also offers a minor in Financial Planning.


Mav Fund

Be a part of the MSIF Management Team in charge of investing over $860,000 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. You'll take what you're learning in the classroom and apply it to running an actual business.

Business Analytics and Modelers Club

BAM Club is a student organization interested in exploring data analytics applied to business decisions. 

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 

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Students may choose an emphasis in General Finance, Financial Planning, or Quantitative 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.

Minor in Financial Planning

Designed for any major interested in learning about financial planning for personal use or a career in financial planning. This program is a CFP Board of Standards Certified University Program with recent renewal in 2022.

Mav Money Talk Podcast

The Mav Money Talk Podcast is hosted Dr. Dan Hiebert and financial planning students and alumni. College aged students and beyond will learn about money saving, spending, and investment tips.