What are the benefits of a finance major?

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Finance professionals combine strong decision-making skills with in-depth financial knowledge — traits that UND's Finance program will foster in you. In addition to a host of technical finance classes that will teach you how to weigh risk, analyze opportunities and apply those skills in real-world environments, you'll also build written and oral communication skills that will help you relate to clients and deliver on their needs.

Accredited Finance Degree


This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.

Finance Degree at UND

  • Gain invaluable real-world experience managing UND's $1 million Student Management Investment Fund.

  • Network and meet other influencers when you participate in any of our 25 student-run professional clubs and organizations.

  • Sharpen your trading skills at the campus' Lanterman Investment Center, where you'll learn to balance risk and reward with access to nearly 140 different worldwide exchanges.

Careers in Finance


Median salary of personal financial advisors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Expected growth in number of personal financial advisors by 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

UND's Finance program puts you in position to take a job as a professional money manager. Some of the careers you can choose from include:

  • Trust fund management
  • Investment analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Risk management
  • Insurance analyst

When You Major in Finance

An Investments degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management

UND Finance Major Alumni

Finance alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Business Courses You Could Take

Work Worth Doing

The Dakota Venture Group is the first student-run venture capital fund in the U.S.