Millions of Americans invest in mutual funds and individual stocks — millions more count on the dividends of retirement plans. Corporations raise and invest billions of dollars of capital annually. At the heart of it all are financial professionals, who analyze and maximize the value of investments for individual families, as well as multinational firms.

Do finance.

Marquette is home to one of the nation's only undergraduate programs in applied investment management, which allows a select group of finance majors to get hands-on academic and professional experience investing, including actively managing portfolios during their senior year. Finance majors study the body of knowledge covered in the Certified Financial Analyst I exam, preparing them to take the test after graduation.


More than half of our finance majors have at least one paid internship.

Location, location, location.

Milwaukee is home to more than a dozen investment firms, each with more than $1 billion in managed assets, plus dozens of banks, insurers and corporate headquarters, making it a great place to be a finance major.

Learn from the experts.

Your finance major classes will be taught only by pros — professors with significant expertise in and connections to the financial world.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Business Leadership Development
  • Business Day 1
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Business Analytical Tools
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Non-business Electives


  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Applying Business Leadership Skills
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Legal Business Elective
  • Applied Business Economics
  • Behavior and Organization
  • Non-business Electives


  • Future Leadership Strategies
  • Ethical Business Core Course
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Finance Electives
  • Business Electives
  • Non-business Electives


  • Strategic Management
  • Finance Electives
  • Business Electives
  • Non-business Electives