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What runs the world? Money ....cue Beyonc! It's time to invest in your future and major in finance at Northwest. Read more about our program and the emphases you can acquire.

Why Study Finance at Northwest

Finance majors at Northwest focus on three areas: financial services, corporate finance and finance management. Students can choose between those emphases to jump-start their college education.  

Think about it, finance directly affects the lives and well-being of every person and organization, whether financial or non-financial, public or private, profit or non-profit. These individuals and organizations earn or raise money and spend or invest money. The processes and decision-making methods to carry out these activities are the purviews of finance, which has been defined as the art and science of managing money. The study of finance is concerned with the processes, institutions, markets, and instruments involved in the transfer of money between individuals, businesses, and governments. To learn more about Northwest's program, view our specializations listed below.

Northwest's Finance Comprehensive major is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Interested in our online program?

Earn your bachelor’s degree on a schedule that works for you. An online program is available in finance – financial management.

Specializations

Financial Services

Financial Services prepares students for the financial services industry. This comprises the professions of brokerage, insurance, real estate, and banking. In this business sector, the students will need to understand the products customers purchase and how to relate this information to the customer.

financial services 4-year plan

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance provides students with the tools to work within the corporate structure under the chief financial officer, where accounting and financial information is used to make corporate decisions. Students will communicate with financial and accounting personnel and identify accounting information and financial models for decision-making.

corporate finance 4-year plan

Financial Management

Financial Management permits students to prepare for a position in management rather than a staff position in finance under the corporate treasurer. This option blends the knowledge of finance and management, so the student is prepared to make management decisions that require an understanding of finance. Almost all decisions in business require a balance of interests from all functional business areas, using the decision-making process and the tools of finance to guide the corporation to achieve its goal.

financial management 4-year plan

Career Ready
Marketing & Financial Management

“Northwest is not like a bigger university where you are being taught by a graduate assistant. It is much more hands-on here and education-focused.” — Michael Addison

Career Opportunities

  • Loan officer
  • Asset management
  • Business consultant
  • Financial representative
  • Accountant
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Settlements processor
  • Property manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Real estate agent
  • Real estate appraiser

What Can I Do With a Major in Finance?

New Venture Pitch Competition

Each spring semester, college students, high school students, and community members present their business ideas in a competitive setting. The event provides students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to present ideas to professionals, small business owners and potential investors. It also allows students to network with business professionals and gain presentation experience.

New Venture Pitch Competition

Financial Management Association

Financial Management Association (FMA) assists in the professional, educational, and social development of students interested in finance, banking, and investments. Students will get the opportunity to interact between business executives, faculty, and students of business and finance. 

Financial Management Association
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