Finance + Data Science

Gies College of Business


What is Finance + Data Science?

The finance profession has a strong affinity for data science. It has a strong quantitative orientation and uses evidence-based approach to decision-making.

Digital technology and the data generated by that technology are transforming our society. Businesses and consumers are looking for ways to harness the power of data to improve the lives of citizens across the globe. Exciting opportunities emerge daily.

By combining training finance fundamentals with a data science component, you'll prepare for current issues in the field. This degree will also anticipate opportunities for the future and help you develop into a leader in the finance community.

First-year students need to apply to Business Undeclared for admission consideration to Gies. They then can pursue the Finance + Data Science degree if admitted. Off-campus transfer students cannot directly apply into this program.

Career Options

  • Financial modeling & research
  • Data science financial analyst
  • Data science business intelligence
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Risk management analyst
  • Compliance analyst
  • Fraud detection
  • Cost analyst
  • Asset management
  • Commercial banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial consulting
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment banking
  • Real estate
  • Sales & trading

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

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Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $37,096
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $60,586


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358