Finance Academic Programs
The Carlson School's undergraduate program offers an intensive course of study that leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree. Students may work toward a major or a minor in Finance. In addition to developing each student's understanding of the principles and techniques of effective financial decision-making, the finance major gives students the skills and knowledge required to help businesses, governments, and individuals answer questions regarding raising funds, making investments, evaluating performance, and distributing profits.
The Master of Science in Finance imparts advanced tools used in businesses and financial markets to prepare leaders to interpret and act on complex financial information. The STEM-designated program is designed for early-career professionals to transition into or accelerate their careers in corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, investment and commercial banking, risk management, and more.
The PhD in Business Administration with a Finance concentration at the Carlson School is viewed as a field of applied economics. Students who are interested in a rigorous, analytically-grounded education and have a strong background in economic theory and mathematics are best suited for this program.
The Finance department plays an important role in all Carlson MBA programs. In addition to the core finance course, our classes cover corporate financial decisions, equity and fixed income securities, portfolio management, derivative securities, and international economics and finance.