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
- Get involved in Student Organizations like: Finance Society, Investment Banking Society, and Real Estate Society.
- Earn your Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate in Storrs, Hartford, or Stamford
- Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!
- Apply for the Student Managed Fund and gain hands-on experience in stock selection and portfolio management
- Participate in a Finance internship: The FNCE 4891 Academic Internship is designed exclusively for Finance majors in the School of Business
- Explore Learning Accelerators to leverage your professional work experience with skills learned in the classroom
- Learn more about the School of Business Experience to see even more opportunities
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:
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.
What's Happening in Finance
- 3/6/2020: Q&A: Keeping an Eye on the Gatekeepers of Retirement Funds
- 11/6/2019: Coveted Class: Financial Services
- 4/26/2019: Prudential Immersion Bootcamps Offer UConn Students Real-World Exposure
- 4/19/2019: FinTech: The Financial World of the Future
- 2/19/2019: Jimmy Tang ’11 Chosen by Forbes as Among the Elite
Apply to Finance
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.”