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 communication, 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 Management, 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 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 Courses54-55
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
Spreadsheet and Information Systems
Principles of Sustainability in Business
Business and Its Environment
Business Ethics
Principles of Supply Chain Management
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
Corporation Finance
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Project Management
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Marketing
Capstone Experience:
Capstone in Business Strategy
Finance Required Core Courses12
Financial Markets and Institutions
Principles of Investment
International Financial Management
Advanced Corporation Finance
Required Elective Courses (6 credits):6
Real Estate Principles
Risk Management and Insurance
Introduction to Income Tax Theory and Practice
Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning
Estate and Trust Planning
Bank Administration
Financial Plan Development
Total Credits72-73

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 3
MKTG 322 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 202 Macro Economic Analysis 3
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
 Credits12
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 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 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 Capstone in Business Strategy
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 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 Bank Administration
3
 Credits3
 Total Credits51

Faculty  

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

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

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

Preston Cherry; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

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

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

Katie R Burke; Lecturer; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

Gary Christens; Lecturer; M.B.A., Univesity of Wisconsin-Oshkosh