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Why Major or Minor in Finance

The Department of Finance provides a curriculum that enables all students in the Driehaus College of Business to acquire a basic understanding of the public and private financial processes, which effect all aspects of business, government and personal investments. It provides a strong foundation for students with career goals related to corporate financial management, investment analysis and management, risk management, management consulting, banking and other financial institution administration.

We offer a wide array of courses. Depending on career goals, students can choose their electives in a manner that would emphasize selected fields, including the following:

  • Corporate Financial Management: This emphasis prepares students for careers in the financial management area in any type of business or corporation.
  • Investment Analysis/Management: This emphasis is for students interested in financial markets, investment banking and portfolio management.
  • Banking and Financial Services: This emphasis prepares students for careers in banking and in the financial services industry in general. These include commercial and consumer lending, credit analysis, leasing and personal financial planning.
  • Risk Management: This emphasis prepares students for a career in the dynamic field of derivatives and risk management.

What Can I do with a Finance Major?

The undergraduate finance program at DePaul University is eminently practical — we want to give you the tools, skills, resources and contacts to thrive in a career in finance. However, we realize that there isn't just one path that our graduates follow — a major in finance opens up a huge breadth of opportunities and careers. ​