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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
  • Wealth Management

Career Options

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

Post-Graduation Success1

96% employed or continuing education

82% employed after graduation

14% attending graduate school

$65,053 average starting annual income

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

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

29 - 33 ACT score

1310 - 1470 SAT score

3.50 - 3.86 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

3.7 years to degree

96% freshman retention rate

83% four-year graduation rate

93% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $37,190
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $56,884
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