Finance - BS, BA

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

About This Degree

Finance students learn to manage the monetary resources of organizations, countries, and individuals.

They also gain the knowledge and preparation necessary to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam after they graduate. The CFA is the most internationally recognized and credible credential for financial professionals and is earned by passing a series of analytically rigorous exams.

Students will receive a by completing all required courses in their major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.


Quantitative Finance:

This emphasis focuses on the quantitative side of finance through the use of mathematical models and data. Potential coursework includes econometrics, financial modeling, financial markets, and machine learning. This emphasis prepares students for a wide array of career options, .some of which include: financial engineering, derivatives trading, asset management, risk management, financial analyst, quantitative analyst, investment banking, and credit analyst. Some students with this emphasis also pursue additional education in degree programs such as a Masters of Financial Economics, Masters of Financial Engineering, Masters of Finance, or Ph.D. in Finance.


At a Glance

College: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Department: Economics and Finance Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With a degree in finance, students can pursue the following careers:

  • Economics Loss Specialist
  • Economic Consultant
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Investor Relations Associate
  • Actuary
  • Research Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Appraiser
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Risk Manager
  • Credit Manager Financial Officer
  • Asset Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Statistical Analyst

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We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

Utah State University's admissions requirements as well as the Jon M. Huntsman admission requirements must be meet to be able to declare a Huntsman School of Business major.

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