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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

128 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

128 credits

128 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

Learn about economics and business principles while approaching investments from a biblical perspective, recognizing that we are stewards for God's resources. The finance program teaches you about economics, investments, risk analysis, and how to strategize to maximize wealth for individuals and for organizations. This degree prepares you for work in small or large businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions, security firms, government agencies, and more.


of finance students found employment


of seniors view the faculty as available and accessible


of internships result in job offers

Why study finance at Northwestern?

You have the option to add a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree to your experience at Northwestern by enrolling in the dual business administration degree plan.

We require you to participate in an internship to help translate classroom lessons into practical work experience, with more than 60% of internships resulting in job offers. Previously, Northwestern students have interned at large companies including Wells Fargo, United Airlines, and United Health Group.

Our business classes regularly visit local corporations within the Twin Cities to experience a variety of business organizations—Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and non-profits. Many classes utilize case studies to highlight real-world application of business principles. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and finance industries.

Our small classes enable faculty to personally engage with you and pass on insights to thrive within a business environment, prepare for graduate programs, and serve the Lord in any profession.

If you have strong analytical skills as well as an interest in strategy and investments, this might be the right degree for you.

What degree concentrations are offered in Finance?

What will you learn?

You will learn to solve problems, manage money, and communicate effectively.

Some classes include:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Financial Investments
  • Money and Banking
  • Trusts, Wills, and Estates

Careers in finance

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in finance.

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Meet your professors

Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.

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Christine Olsen

Assistant Professor of Business

Christine is a lifelong learner and has always loved teaching, so she is thrilled to be at Northwestern where...

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Mark H. Johnson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Mark Johnson is new to Northwestern beginning in the fall semester of 2018. Coming from the corporate...

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