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Millions of Americans invest in mutual funds and individual stocks — millions more count on the dividends of retirement plans. Corporations raise and invest billions of dollars of capital annually. At the heart of it all are financial professionals, who analyze and maximize the value of investments for individual families, as well as multinational firms.

Do finance.

Marquette is home to one of the nation's only undergraduate programs in applied investment management, which allows a select group of finance majors to get hands-on academic and professional experience investing, including actively managing portfolios during their senior year. Finance majors study the body of knowledge covered in the Certified Financial Analyst I exam, preparing them to take the test after graduation.


More than half of our finance majors have at least one paid internship.

Location, location, location.

Milwaukee is home to more than a dozen investment firms, each with more than $1 billion in managed assets, plus dozens of banks, insurers and corporate headquarters, making it a great place to be a finance major.

Learn from the experts.

Your finance major classes will be taught only by pros — professors with significant expertise in and connections to the financial world.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Foundations for Business Leadership
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Histories of Cultures and Societies Elective
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Public Speaking
  • Two Non-business Electives


  • Applying Business Leadership Skills
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Literature Elective
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Theology Elective
  • Non-business Elective


  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Strategies for Entering the Business World
  • Investment Analysis
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Applied Business Economics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Behavior and Organization
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Elective
  • Non-business Elective


  • Business Policies
  • Three Finance Electives
  • Ethical and Societal Issues Elective
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment Elective
  • Three Business Electives
  • Two Non-business Electives


You might like the Finance major if you

✓ Have strong math and analytical skills

✓ Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

✓ Organize information well

What can you do with a major in Finance?

FinanceMarquette finance majors typically go on to work for mutual funds, brokerage firms, banks, insurance companies and finance departments of Fortune 500 companies.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in finance.

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