Finance

https://www.uwgb.edu/finance/

The Finance major at UW-Green Bay is designed to provide future financial professionals with practical and theoretical knowledge of various financial components, such as investments, corporate finance, capital markets, banking, risk management, international financial management, and personal financial management. Graduates from the Finance program will be prepared to work as financial analysts, financial managers, financial advisors, security analysts, portfolio managers, insurance underwriters, stock brokers, mortgage underwriters, bank branch managers, and in other finance-related positions.

The program provides considerable exposure to the liberal arts and develops the critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, quantitative and computer skills needed by graduates to successfully serve as leaders within modern organizations. The program also addresses contemporary organizational issues such as global competition, social responsibility and ethics, sustainability, and the relationship between organizations and various environmental forces.

The supporting and core courses provide breadth and introduce each student to the foundations of business knowledge, including communications, economics, statistics, computers, accounting, finance, management and marketing. Subject-focal upper-level courses prepare Finance students for their professional careers by providing in-depth coverage of major areas in Finance, including Investments, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Real Estate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, International Financial Managements, and Personal Financial Management.

Finance students have extensive opportunities to meet business professionals and gain practical experience. A vibrant Student Finance Association supports these efforts and helps students to meet others with like interests. Students have the opportunity to and broaden their professional networks as organizational members, or to develop their leadership skills through service as student officers.  Finance faculty are experts in their field and encourage students to participate in internship programs through which students learn and earn credits while working in real business settings.

Entrance and Exit Requirements

Students can declare a Finance major at any time with any number of credits through a simple online process.  To declare, students must complete an online Declaration of Major/Minor/Certificate e-form, which includes reading and accepting an Honor Code (pre-declaration form). Your advisor will be assigned to you after the e-form is received.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to proceed in the course progression for a Finance major. All students must meet Finance’s exit requirement to graduate with a Finance major. Students intending to graduate with this major must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Major  

Foundational Courses54-58
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Spreadsheet and Information Systems
Principles of Sustainability in Business
Business and Its Environment
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
Business Ethics
SCM 200
Statistics (choose one):
Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Writing (choose one):
Professional Writing for Business Majors 1
Research and Rhetoric
Upper-Level Foundational Courses
Legal Environment of Business
e-Entrepreneurship and Digital Management
Corporation Finance
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Principles of Marketing
Project Management
Finance Required Core Courses12
Financial Markets and Institutions
Principles of Investment
International Financial Management
Advanced Corporation Finance
Finance Required Elective Courses (6 credits):6
Introduction to Income Tax Theory and Practice
Real Estate Principles
Risk Management and Insurance
Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning
Estate and Trust Planning
Derivatives
Bank Administration
Financial Plan Development
Total Credits72-76

Curriculum Guide

Finance Major

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
BUS ADM 220 Business Statistics 3
ECON 203 Micro Economic Analysis 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
ACCTG 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
MKTG 322 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 202 Macro Economic Analysis 3
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
 Credits13
Spring
ACCTG 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 343 Corporation Finance 3
MGMT 389 Organizational Behavior 3
 Credits9
Third Year
Fall
FIN 344
Real Estate Principles
or Risk Management and Insurance
or Principles of Investment
or International Financial Management
or Advanced Corporation Finance
or Derivatives
or Bank Administration
3
FIN 347 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
 Credits6
Spring
BUS ADM 305 Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 344
Real Estate Principles
or Risk Management and Insurance
or Principles of Investment
or International Financial Management
or Advanced Corporation Finance
or Derivatives
or Bank Administration
3
MKTG 327
Selling and Sales Management
or International Marketing
or Advertising
or Research Methods
or Consumer Behavior
3
 Credits9
Fourth Year
Fall
HRM 362
Introduction to Human Resource Management
or Supply Chain Management
or Leadership Development
or Small Business Management & Family Entrepreneurship
or Strategic Management
or Organizational Culture & Design
3
FIN 344
Real Estate Principles
or Risk Management and Insurance
or Principles of Investment
or International Financial Management
or Advanced Corporation Finance
or Derivatives
or Bank Administration
3
 Credits6
Spring
FIN 344
Real Estate Principles
or Risk Management and Insurance
or Principles of Investment
or International Financial Management
or Advanced Corporation Finance
or Derivatives
or Bank Administration
3
 Credits3
 Total Credits52

Faculty  

Gaurav Bansal; Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee*

Allen Huffcutt; Professor; Ph.D., Texas AM University

Sampathkumar Ranganathan; Professor; Ph.D., University of Memphis*

Karl Schindl; Professor; M.S., Northern Illinois University

Vallari Chandna; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas

Amulya Gurtu; Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ryerson University

James F Loebl; Associate Professor; J.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

David J Radosevich; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York*

Matthew Raunio; Associate Professor; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Mussie M Teclezion; Associate Professor; D.B.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Jae Hoon Choi; Assistant Professor; PH.D., University of Colorado

Heather Clark; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Memorial University

Wei Jaio; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., State University of New York-Binghampton

Heather Kaminski; Assistant Professor; D.B.A., Anderson University

Dianne Murphy; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Patricia A Albers; Senior Lecturer; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Matthew Geimer; Lecturer; J.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ryan Kauth; Lecturer; M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management