Learn professional money management with real money. Make decisions that count at
UND's finance degree provides you with the theoretical knowledge you'll need to become
a professional money manager. Gain real-world experience by working on a team that
manages our $1 million Student Management Investment Fund and compete in national
competitions. Scholarships are available for travel, participation and CFA exam costs.
Finance professionals combine strong decision-making skills with in-depth financial
knowledge. Both traits that UND's Finance degree will foster in you. Your technical
finance classes 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.
You will build relationships while enhancing your professional capabilities, gaining
confidence and resolving problems both independently and in teams. With an innovative
and strategic mindset, you'll be able to use your intellectual curiosity along with
analytical and problem solving skills with confidence. You'll learn to use technology
and programs such as Excel, SAS, analytical database and financial analysis software
Accredited Finance Degree
The B.B.A. with major in Finance 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.
UND's Finance Degree
Gain invaluable real-world experience managing UND's $1 million Student Management
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. You'll learn
to balance risk and reward with access to nearly 140 different worldwide exchanges.
Learn in the new Nistler CoBPA. It’s a modern and inviting building for UND's business
and public administration students.
Receive personalized career support through the Pancratz Career Development Center. The center is dedicated exclusively to career development for online and on-campus
Nistler College of Business & Public Administration students.
Gain international business experience in our student exchange programs. We have Study Abroad opportunities in China, Europe and Australia.
What can you do with a finance degree?
Median salary for business and financial occupations
UND's Finance degree puts you in position to take a job as a professional in a wide
range of business and financial occupations. Some of the careers you can choose from
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Finance
Trust Fund Manager
Finance Degree Skills
A Finance degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
Accounting and Budgeting
Financial Statement Preparation
Jobs with Finance Degree
UND finance graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers with corporation
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.
State Bank of North Dakota
Wells Fargo & Company
Finance Degree Courses
FIN 370. Student Investment Fund I. 3 Credits.
This is an introductory course to the Student Managed Investment Fund. It examines the issues involved in the management and investment strategies of a portfolio of financial assets. Students are required to attend Student Investment Fund meetings. Student members research prospective stocks, generate reports, make decisions to invest or liquidate, and execute the trades. Any recommendation to buy, sell, or retain a position in a security is presented to all student team members and to the Faculty Advisor. Repeatable up to a maximum of 3 credits. Prerequisite: Investments major or approval of instructor. Repeatable to 3.00 credits. F.
FIN 360. Capital Market Financing and Investment Strategies. 3 Credits.
Covers analysis and procedures for implementing particular financing and investment plans in financial markets. Includes financing and investment through commercial banks, investment banks, pension funds, venture capital sources, insurance companies and limited partnerships. Prerequisite: FIN 310; Sophomore, Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.
MGMT 300. Principles of Management. 3 Credits.
This course provides a survey of the traditional functions of management with primary emphasis on planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. This emphasis involves coverage of managerial decision making, leadership, motivation, interpersonal communication, staffing human resources, and organizational structure, design, and change and development. Additional topics include the history of managerial thought, management information systems, international management, and business ethics and social responsibility. Corequisite: A total of 30 or more credit hours, including courses in progress. F,S.
FIN 350. Financial Statement Analysis. 3 Credits.
Students interpret and evaluate financial statements used to report financial performance. Analysis incorporates accounting, financial, and economic models and data; and describes various reporting regulations, principles, rules, standards, and interpretations. The course includes an investigation of current issues and debates in financial statement reporting. Prerequisite: ACCT 301 and FIN 310; Sophomore, Junior or Senior Standing; declared NCoBPA majors only. S.
FIN 420. Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. 3 Credits.
Comprehensive study of methods used to evaluate securities. Includes formulation of investment strategy and analysis, design of portfolios for classes of individual investors and institutions, fundamental analysis and portfolio performance evaluation. Extensive use of financial databases and software. Prerequisite: FIN 340 and FIN 360; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F.
FIN 321. Real Estate Finance and Investment. 3 Credits.
Nature of real estate finance, financial sources, role of government, real estate financial instruments, loan processing, defaults and foreclosures in real estate finance, fundamentals of real estate investment analysis. Prerequisite: FIN 310 and Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. F.
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