Learn professional money management with real money: Make decisions that count at
UND's Finance program provides you with the theory knowledge you'll need to become
a professional money manager — as well as the real-world experience that comes from
working on the team that manages our $1 million Student Management Investment Fund.
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What are the benefits of a finance major?
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
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 position as a professional money
manager. Some of the careers you can choose from include:
Trust fund management
Financial planning and analysis
When You Major in Finance
An Investments degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
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
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Business Courses You Could Take
FIN 370. Student Investment Fund I. 1 Credit.
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 credits. F,S.
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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites or corequisites: A total of 30 or more credit hours, including courses in progress. F,S.
FIN 475. Cases in Managerial Finance. 3 Credits.
Introduces students to construction and utilization of financial management decision models using case study examples. Topics evaluated include working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, valuation, risk-return, and special topics of financial management. Students are required to develop original simulation models, prepare formal case reports, and orally and visually present their results. Prerequisites: FIN 340 and FIN 360; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. S.
SPRT 320. Sport Financial Management. 3 Credits.
Application of financial theories to the sport industry. Addresses how sport entities such as professional sport franchises, professional sport leagues, university athletic departments and government-funded programs operate from a financial standpoint. Prerequisite: SPRT 205. 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. Prerequisites: FIN 310 and Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. F.
Work Worth Doing
The Dakota Venture Group is the first student-run venture capital fund in the U.S.
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