This interdisciplinary major provides a well-rounded curriculum that draws heavily from courses in business, general education, management, marketing, and accounting. It is designed to help students understand the dimensions of performance and risk relevant to financial services within a company; assess consumer financial needs; describe and apply financial concepts, theories, and tools; and prepare personal financial plans.
All admission materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions no later than 4:30 p.m. CST on the deadlines noted.
Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) for additional information:
UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
This degree requires 120 total credits, with 65 of those within the major. Here is a sampling of courses you might take:
- FIN 3100 Managerial Finance (3 cr)
- COMM 3008 Business Writing (3 cr)
- FIN 3105 Corporate Finance (3 cr)
- FIN 3120 Money, Banking and Financial Institutions (3 cr)
- FIN 3125 Investment (3 cr)
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is expected that the finance and insurance industry will increase the number of jobs by 9% from 2010 to 2020. This will result in the creation of 505,100 new positions. Opportunities that exist for positions in securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities are expected to grow by a staggering 25% by 2020.
The average annual salary for a financial analyst is $86,040, according to the US Department of Labor, while a personal financial advisor can earn an average of $91,220.