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What can you do with a degree in finance? The possibilities are limitless. To be successful in the business world, proficiency in the skill of managing finances is key.

With a finance degree from UNI, you'll be highly capable in organizing and managing assets for a variety of companies and individuals in the field of finance.

Depending on your career and education goals, our program consists of four emphases that will help pinpoint the direction of your finance degree.

  • Financial Management

  • Investments

  • Financial Institutions

  • Personal Wealth Management

In addition, the finance department in the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa offers special workshops designed to prepare you for major courses within the department. This is an advantage if you're still undecided on how you plan to use your interest in business.

UNIBusiness is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the gold standard of business school accreditation and a distinction earned by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.


Check out the information found on our transfer page for tips on what you can do to hit the ground running at UNI.



UNIBusiness has received numerous accolades due to the quality of education we provide in and outside of the classroom. Our program has logged more than 31,000 hours of client project work for hundreds of Iowa and international-based companies.


As a student in the College of Business Administration, you'll have the opportunity to participate in many short- and long-term study abroad and internship programs with little financial burden. Scholarships and Fly Free make it possible to show your adventurous side and prove you're ready for business on a global scale.


Professional certification can be a deciding factor in hiring decisions, and few school prepare their students for the exams. UNIBusiness offers certification training for the CPA, CFA Level 1, global business, Six Sigma, project management and appraisal.


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed


Financial Analyst

Loan Administrator

Loan Officer

Financial Advisor

Sales Associate


Have questions or want more information? Fill out the form below and someone from the department will contact you directly. To receive general university information from UNI’s admissions office, please click on ‘Request More Info About UNI’ to the right.

Fred Abraham
Professor and Head of Economics, Head of Finance 
Director, Center for Economic Education