Advice from Finance Majors

Monica Hubrich, May 2019 Graduate-Finance Major, Economics Second Major

“Make sure you get involved with something, whatever it is, to make connections with other people. I also strongly encourage asking lots of questions to different people along your academic journey to really get a feel for what type of job you are looking for."

Bailey Valencia, May 2019 Graduate-Finance Major, Healthcare Analytics Management Minor 

"Finance majors in their first year(s) should make sure they are understanding the principles/processes well before attempting to apply them to situations. What I wish I would have known as a freshman Finance major, I wish I would have known how many resources are available from Murphy Library in terms of financial literature (Wall Street Journal access for example)."

Taylor Greening, May 2019 Graduate-Finance Major, Management Second Major

"Take advantage of experiences and opportunities outside of the classroom. Internships, job shadowing, and simply talking to people in the financial industry will help you tremendously.”

Alum Marc Gall

Life lessons, good investments and giving back

Alumnus Marc Gall, Rada Award recipient shares insights in Q & A

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Welcome to the Department of Finance at UW-La Crosse

The Department of Finance at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is focused on the professional and personal development of our students. The finance major integrates real-world experience with traditional study through the use of:

  • case studies 
  • management of investment portfolios, and
  • interaction with local and regional business leaders

 Students who successfully complete the program enter into the areas of insurance, banking, investment and trust services, personal financial planning, and corporate finance upon graduation.

Unique features of the Department of Finance at UWL include:

  • a student-managed investment fund
  • a partnership with local associates of Kaplan-Schweser to provide preparation for CFA® examinations through an elective in the program, and
  • a flexible program which allows for a concentration in Risk, Insurance, and Financial Planning or the convenient addition of a minor in Accounting or Economics, among other possibilities

Two Majors

  • Finance
  • Finance - Risk, Insurance and Financial Planning

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