Students majoring in Finance develop the analytical abilities and problem-solving skills needed to identify business problems and opportunities and utilize a wide variety of skills to implement solutions to these problems. Emphasis is placed on acquiring an understanding of financial systems from both a market and managerial viewpoint through courses in business finance, financial institutions and markets, and investments, among others. Course work in business, accounting, and economics both complement and augment the finance curriculum allowing for a broader understanding and analysis of factors affecting the financial sector.
Both inside and outside of the classroom, opportunities are available to explore the many areas of finance. Events such as Company Spotlights introduce students to members of the local business community and provide an overview of employment prospects available through internships and following graduation. Through participation in the Spartan Investment Club, students are provided with learning opportunities through various competitions and challenges, assistance in preparing for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification exam, and interaction with professionals in the field of finance.
The Finance major is offered on campus or 100% online for maximum flexibility
Explore the principles of finance through classes in theory, analysis, and operation
Enter a field with high job growth and diverse employment opportunities
I believe the Finance Program at UNCG gave me a strong foundation to start my career in the finance industry. The knowledge gained from classes, the network opportunities facilitated by faculty and staff, and the easy access to local companies provided me with all the tools necessary to launch my new career.
— Fabiola Henriques, 2019 graduate
General Program of Study
|Credit Hours||# of Courses|
|General Education Courses
|Bryan School Pre-Admission Courses||29 hours||10-11|
|Common Business Core Courses||41 hours||15|
|Major Course Requirements
|Electives sufficient to complete 120 total credit hours required for the degree|
Specific course information can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin
A degree in finance will prepare you for a variety of business positions and is currently among the top business majors in demand by employers with projected growth at 11% through 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Our graduates pursue careers in corporate finance, financial management, business advisory services, financial planning, financial analysis, real estate, and banking. Complex and frequent changes to regulations and tax laws help create demand for financial professionals and nearly 80% of our finance graduates find employment in the field after graduation, while many go on to pursue advanced degrees. Majoring in finance prepares you for graduate programs such as the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA), as well as a more focused MBA with a concentration in finance.
Bank of America
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Smith Leonard PLLC
State Employees Credit Union
United States Senate