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Finance Major

Accounting Major IconA degree in finance affords a variety of career opportunities. Degree programs are extremely customizable with many elective courses to choose from. We let you build the degree that makes the most sense for you and your career objectives. Financial career options include quantitatively intense work, sales-oriented positions, customer service focused positions, analyst positions, research-oriented work, and government jobs. An Emphasis in Quantitative Finance is available with the Major.

Finance Major Career Information

Career Paths:

Students with a degree in finance often pursue the following career paths:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Planning
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Actuary
  • Research Analyst
  • Economics Loss Specialist
  • Appraiser
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Real Estate Developer

Companies that have Hired Huntsman Finance Students

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Zions Bank
  • Woodbury Corporation
  • PEG Development Company
  • Colmena Group
  • Leavitt Partners
  • Mass Mutual
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Wells Fargo
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Lansing Trade Group
  • Koch Industries
  • Rent Dynamics
  • S&P Global
  • US Bank
  • Wasatch Group
  • Equity Methods
  • Allegis Financial Partners
  • BREX
  • Sorenson Impact
  • GE Healthcare
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Nelson Partners
  • Hill Air Force Base Contracting

Student Organizations and Opportunities

The following are Huntsman Clubs and Opportunities designed for Finance Major Students

Huntsman Clubs

Other Opportunities

Career Exploration Trips: Finance focused career trips will give you the opportunity to meet with industry professionals to learn about careers in different industries.

Career Development

At the Huntsman School, we believe in empowering our students to own their education and their careers. Career development opportunities start from the first day at the Huntsman School and continue throughout one's professional life.

Our professional career coaches are equipped with all the tools necessary to help you with interview prep, professional networking, job searching, and so much more!

Career Development Services

Career Coach with Specialization in Finance

Nate Jensen

nate.jensen@usu.edu

Nate Jensen

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Major Requirement Introduction

Degree Options

  • 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.

Emphasis Options:

An emphasis is not required.

  • 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.

Admission Requirements

To complete a degree in Finance, students must first meet the admission requirements for the degree and be admitted into the degree program. Admission Requirements and Policies

Major Requirements (Curriculum)

Students will then complete the major requirements which consist of the following:

  1. University Studies Requirements (General Education and Depth Requirements)A group of “general” courses required for each student to fulfill in order to graduate. These courses teach a broad range of skills, knowledge, and values that prepare students for success in their majors and in their personal and professional lives after graduation. Most students complete their University Studies requirements by their junior year.
  2. Huntsman Core Requirements (Business Acumen): a group of entry level courses required for every Huntsman major. These courses ensure that each Huntsman student begins their business career with an understanding of fundamental business principles.
  3.  Finance Major Requirements: A group of upper-level courses required to fulfill a respective major. These courses teach skills specific to the area of study in order for students to become specialized in their chosen field.

Major Requirement Sheets

When you declare a major and are admitted into a program, your major requirements are set and protected from changes. The date you are admitted into a program determines your catalog year and your set of requirements. The Major Requirement Sheets listed below match up with the requirements for each catalog year.  Begin by selecting the requirement sheet that matches the catalog year you declared (or plan to declare) your major.

Requirement Sheets

Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2020)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2019)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2018)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2017)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2016)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2014)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2015)

Sample 4-Year Plan

The sample four-year plan below is designed to help students plan a course of study to complete their degree program in four years.  The sample plan is subject to changed and will vary based on catalog year and course work already completed by each student (placement tests, AP/CLEP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc.).

The plan is an example of how students may plan their own course of study by taking 15 credits per semester, and interweaving of their General Education requirements with their major requirements, to finish in four years. It is important to remember that some GE and Major requirements overlap. If a course can be counted for both GE and the major, then students can take more electives to fulfill their overall degree credit requirements.

Four Year Plan - Catalog Year 2018-19

Sample 4-Year Plan - Effective Fall 2019

Academic experience are individualized, work with your academic advisor to create a personalized plan.

Printable SAMPLE 4-year plan

Freshman Fall
ENG 1010
Intro to Writing (CL1)
3
ECN 1500
Intro to Economics (BAI)
3
MATH 1050
College Algebra (QL)
4
MGT/ECN 1050
Foundations of Business
3
USU 1010
University Connections
1-3
Total Credits 16
Sophomore Fall
ACCT 2010
Financial Accounting Principles
3
MIS 2100
Principles of MIS
3
MGT 2050
Business Law
2
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) 3
Breadth Life Science (BLS) 3
Total Credits 15
Junior Fall
MSLE 3800
Leadership
3

FIN 3400
Corporate Finance

3
FIN 4410
Financial Institutions
3
Communications Intensive (CI) 3
Depth Humanities & Creative Arts (DHA) 2-3
Total Credits 15
Senior Fall
MIS 3300
Big Data Analytics
3
FIN Electives 6
Electives 6
Total Credits 15
Freshman Spring
ENG 2010
Intermediate Writing (CL2)
3
ECN 2010
Intro to Microeconomics (BSS)
3

STAT 2300
Business Statistics (QL)

4
Breadth Humanities (BHU) 3
Breadth Physical Science (BPS) 3
Total Credits 16
Sophomore Spring
FIN 3200
Financial Management
3
ACCT 2020
Managerial Accounting Principles
3
MSLE 3500
Fundamentals of Marketing
3
Integrate Studies Requirement 2-3
Depth Physical Science (DHA) 3
Total Credits 15
Junior Spring
MGT 3700
Operations Management
3
MIS 3200
Business Communications
3
FIN 4460
Investments
3
FIN Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 15
Senior Spring
MSLE 3890
Systems Strategy & Problem Solving
2
FIN Electives 9
Electives 4
Total Credits 15

Advisor Contact Info

Logan Advising

Lindsey Cazier

Lindsey Cazier

Office: EBB 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272
Email: lindsey.cazier@usu.edu

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