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Majors & Minors

The Department of Finance offers the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree as well as a minor for students within four main areas of study. Courses are focused on preparing undergraduates with a solid foundation in the financial field.

Actuarial Science (BSB)
Finance (BSB)
Finance Minor — for students in the College of Business only
Finance Minor — for students with majors in other colleges

Internship Program

Finance majors find practical experience through the department's internship program, which places students at leading firms, including:

  • Merrill Lynch
  • Salomon Smith Barney
  • William Blair
  • Charles Schwab
  • Harris & Associates
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange

Many students hold part-time jobs at investment firms, banks, research organizations, as well as at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank and the Chicago Board of Trade.

Honors Program

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 may qualify for admission to the Honors Program in finance. Students admitted to this program are characterized by outstanding academic performance, leadership capability and promise of meaningful professional contributions. Honors students in finance proceed through the program together in a cohort system with peers who have similar exceptional abilities. Courses reserved for honors students are advanced in nature, student-oriented and small. Students in the program are afforded the opportunity to interact with leaders from finance and business communities in small settings.​