Finance: BS, BA
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 BS 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.
With a degree in finance, students can pursue the following careers:
- Economics Loss Specialist
- Economic Consultant
- Claims Adjuster
- Investor Relations Associate
- Research Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Insurance Underwriter
- Risk Manager
- Credit Manager Financial Officer
- Asset Manager
- Sales Representative
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Analyst
- Budget Analyst
- Statistical Analyst
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Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs
Finance and Economics Club: The Finance and Economics Club helps students accelerate their career by exposing them to exceptional speakers, providing experiences for hands-on learning, and developing lasting relationships with alumni to increase networking opportunities.
Real Estate Association (REA): The USU Real Estate Association provides opportunities for career development, educational events, mentorship, networking, and property tours in real estate for students at USU.
Career Exploration Trips: Not sure what your dream job is? No worries; our career trips will get you out in the field so you can talk with our professional partners and explore different industries.
Global Learning Experiences: Global Learning Experiences can help you develop a global mindset and prepare for business that extends beyond borders.
Huntsman Scholar Program (Honors Program): An honors program built for students seeking academic rigor, enhanced critical thinking, and a professionally mentored approach to their Huntsman experience.
Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED): This is as real as it gets! SEED is an international consulting internship where students teach basic business and finance principles to local entrepreneurs in the Philippines and Peru.
Labs, Centers, Research
With the second oldest undergraduate research program in the nation, USU offers students a wide range of opportunities to gain hands-on research experience. USU’s Honors Program prepares students for excellent graduate programs by helping them build relationships with professors, participate in research projects, take smaller, more intensive classes, and develop leadership skills.