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Finance

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What is Finance?

Finance is concerned with the acquisition and management of funds by business firms, governments, and individuals. In our program, you’ll learn both the theoretical background and the analytical tools required to make effective judgements when determining the value of financial and real assets and derivatives. You’ll choose from three specializations: Corporate Finance, Risk Management, or Wealth Management.

Career Options

  • Asset management
  • Commercial banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial consulting
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment banking
  • Real estate
  • Sales & trading

Post-Graduation Success1

95% employed or continuing education

82% employed after graduation

13% attending graduate school

$64,584 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), KPMG, EY

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

28 - 33 ACT Score

1310 - 1460 SAT Score

3.46 - 3.85 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $37,190
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $56,884
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