Finance helps businesses and individuals make the most of financial markets, successfully raise capital, manage risk, grow assets, and serve the diverse financial needs of shareholders, customers, partners, and employees. Finance professionals know the answers to these fortune-building questions and more.

The Iowa State University finance major prepares students to become leaders with a solid background in economic theory and practice, a strong understanding of global market forces, as well as provide a financial management analytical experience. The finance degree helps students pursue diverse careers in banking, investing, security analysis, insurance, government, real estate, and all types of financial management.

Sample Job Titles for Finance Majors

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Adviser
  • Loan Document Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Credit Analyst

Companies that Hire Finance Majors

  • Wells Fargo
  • IBM Corporation
  • Ecolab
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • State Street
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“After taking Finance 301, I realized that finance was the perfect fit for me. I think the thing that has best prepared me for my professional career is the real-world applications that have been implemented into our coursework.”

Austin Hillbrands, '17 Finance

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