Finance

The undergraduate major in Finance provides students with a background of knowledge and a set of skills to enable them to perform successfully in finance-related fields. These fields reflect both global and domestic dimensions and they include corporate or business finance, financial management in government and not-for-profit organizations, financial planning, investments, banking, insurance, real estate, and public accounting. Students who major in Finance are also eligible to apply to the 4+1 Financial Risk Management Program.

The Finance major is available to students at the Storrs Campus.

Advanced work in the Finance major features a problem-solving and decision-making orientation. Case problems and investment games are used and current developments in the economy and in financial markets and institutions are emphasized to help students appreciate the complexities of financial management. Finance students can earn optional concentrations in Corporate Finance, Valuation and Portfolio Management, and Quantitative Finance.

You will take classes like:

  • Investments and Security Analysis
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Global Financial Management

Meet the faculty of the Finance Department.

 

  • Get involved in Student Organizations like: Finance Society, Mock Wall Street, and Real Estate Society.

 

 

  • Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

What types of experiential learning are Finance majors engaging with?

 

In a 2019 survey of Finance students, when asked what opportunities had the strongest impact on their development of professional skills:

         

    75% of respondents indicated internships

 

 

 

"My internship this past summer with the insurance company, HUB International Insurance, gave me insight into the world of finance and insurance. This field is fast moving and exciting."

 

"One of my clients at a previous internship was an Indian company and I had to learn their customs and how they do business. It was interesting and opened my eyes to the different ways business can be conducted."

 

"I [recently] accepted a research internship with EMRG, a startup accelerator based in NYC. In this position I will analyze data sets to summarize startup applicant trends for potential investors, target prospective corporate partners, and assist in developing relationships with university entrepreneurs. "

 

 

        

   55% of respondents indicated athletics

 

 

 

"I feel that being a diver on the Swimming and Diving team has helped me be more creative." 

 

"Coming up for solutions to Sailing Team logistical problems while serving as Treasurer...helped me hone my creative skills."

 

"Being a part of the club soccer team has helped me think creatively when it comes to trying new tactics that could benefit my team's success."

 

 

 

 

  46% of respondents indicated business student organizations

 

 

"Becoming a member of AKPsi has allowed me to meet and form relationships with about 100+ people from all different backgrounds and cultures."

 

"I joined CEO (an entrepreneurship club) and loved the idea of making a product to change the world."

 

"Leading the Honors in Business Organization was a unique opportunity to touch upon being creative and using it as a part of making the organization flourish."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs Held by Recent Graduates

• Analyst, Financial Leadership Development Program

• Associate

• Associate Finance Director

• Associate, Leveraged Finance

• Associate Manager, Sales Finance

• Business Finance Manager

• ECLDP Finance Analyst

• Financial Analyst, Sales Finance

• Manager, R&D Finance

• Senior Manager of Finance & Operations

 

 

 

 

 

Samples of Where Alumni Work

• Aetna

• Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

• CIT

• Community Foundation of Middlesex County

• Disney Theatrical Group

• DZ BANK AG

• Everest Reinsurance

• Family ReEntry

• IBM

• Oxford Finance, LLC

• Pepperidge Farm

• PepsiCo

• Polamer Precision, Inc.

• Post University

• Pratt & Whitney

• Rexel Energy Solutions USA

• Sikorsky Aircraft

• Social Finance, Inc.

• The Scienomics Group

• UnitedHealth Group

• VICE Media

• WorldCare Pet Transport

Median Base Salary: $61,200

High Base Salary: $85,134


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Finance is for You

If you're interested in:

  • The economy and financial markets
  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial real estate
  • Banking and insurance
  • Financial management in government and/or non-profits
  • Graduate work in Law or an MBA program

and you want to develop strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, while continuously learning about the field.
 
Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.

Apply to Finance

Student Voices

William Mudlaff (Finance '21)

 

“I think Finance is a fascinating major because it is such a dynamic, fast-paced field. I remember visiting the floor of the New York Stock Exchange my senior year of high school and immediately being caught up in the excitement.”

Michael