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Finance

School of Business and Economics Finance Degree

Major

A Career You Can Count On

As a finance student at UW-Stevens Point, you will learn to apply strategic corporate financial management concepts, develop personal financial planning and investment strategies, and understand financial markets. You also have the opportunity to take insurance and real estate  courses

Why study Finance at UW-Stevens Point?

Develop important people skills and build your professional network by participating in our unique events program. Hear top-notch speakers and meet local business representatives at our panel discussions, networking events and career-skills workshops. Choose from more than 300 Smiley Professional Events every year to build your personal path to career success. Acquire valuable on-the-job experience and course credit by working in a business or non–profit organization. Many interns get hired before graduation and receive job offers upon completing their internship.

Anderson Classroom to Career Center

The Keith and Tammy Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center provides a single location for UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics students to learn about majors, receive career and financial support, and discover internship and professional development opportunities. The Anderson C2C Center also serves as a hub for business outreach and event planning.
Jerry Lipke
Finance

Hired Before Graduation

Jerry Lipke ’22

Jerry Lipke was hired before graduation at Eldon Homes in Stoughton, Wis., as a finance director.
Emily Gruber
Finance

Insights of Interns

Emily Gruber

Emily Gruber interned at CliftonLarsonAllen in Stevens Point, Wis., where she completed various different types of tax returns for individuals, partnerships and corporations. She also completed tax research and gained experience in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, real estate and construction.
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointers in another city, you’re in luck. Check out our map and follow our LinkedIn page! If you’d like to add your info to our interactive alumni map, just complete this form.
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What to Expect? 

With a bachelor’s degree in finance, you’ll qualify for an array of leadership positions and other advanced roles in private, public and nonprofit organizations. Some finance graduates also venture into entrepreneurship, creating their own successful businesses from the ground up. You’ll have the option to  work across industries  in positions such as: 

  • accountant 
  • insurance sales agent 
  • financial analyst 
  • real estate agent/broker 
  • personal financial advisor 
  • auditor 
  • personal banker/banking sales staff 
  • financial services sales agent 
  • payroll specialist 

Statewide job growth in finance is projected to increase by 9.9% between 2014 and 2024. Learn to strategically manage financial resources to drive individual or organizational success. Students take  courses  in business, corporate finance, financial markets, personal finance, investments, financial planning, insurance, real estate and strategy. These classes improve technical skills and critical thinking, and foster the decision-making skills necessary for a variety of financial management positions. 

Get Involved on Campus

Students develop important people skills and build professional network by participating in our unique Smiley Professional Events program. Hear top-notch speakers and meet local business representatives at our panel discussions, networking events and career-skills workshops. Choose from more than 300 Pro Events every year to build your personal path to career success.

The School of Business and Economics encourages all of our majors to develop their knowledge and skills outside of traditional classroom settings by joining one of our student organizations including:

  • Accounting Club
  • Economics Club
  • Financial Literacy Association

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff members have real-world experience in a wide range of business disciplines as well as degrees from some of the most highly respected universities internationally. You’ll benefit from our hands-on style of instruction, personal attention and comprehensive understanding of our fields as you learn key concepts and practices of business applications.
Kevin Bahr

Kevin Bahr

  • Professor – Finance
  • Chief Analyst – Center for Business and Econonmic Insight
715-346-2728
Deborah Beyer

Deborah Beyer

  • Assistant Professor – Finance
Sujana Kabiraj

Sujana Kabiraj

  • Assistant Professor – Economics
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force

Accreditation

AACSB

AACSB Accreditation

The UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.