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Printable Major Fact Sheet for Prospective Finance Students (PDF)

Printable Major Fact Sheet for Prospective Quantitative Finance Students (PDF)

Career Placement
  • Finance majors enjoy excellent job prospects with mean starting salaries over $60,000 and Quantitative finance majors $68,000*
  • 70% of Finance graduates secure full-time employment prior to graduation or will be attending graduate school*

*based on departmental exit survey.

Major Related Experience
  • A large portion of student had at least one internship before they graduate.
  • Student-managed investment fund – Madison Investment Fund which manages about $200, 000 university foundation as of May 1, 2016.
  • Students participated in CFA Investment Research Challenge each year
  • Students participated experiential learning trips to NYC, Washington DC and Richmond.
  • Each year a number of students pass CFA level I exam or FRM (Financial Risk Managers Exam) immediately after graduation. 
Faculty Support for Department of Finance & Business Law
  • 16 Full-time College of Business Faculty (13 finance faculty, 3 BLAW faculty)
  • Awards:
    • Dr. Elias Semaan received the Hall Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award Read More
  • Consistently published in a wide range of high quality finance journals Read More
Departmental Recognitions
  • Finance program is part of CFA recognition Program
  • FMA student chapter has won Superior Chapter Award for consecutively for the past four years. Each year, less than 10% of student chapters receive this award out of over 175 nationwide. Finance rising senior and President of FMA student chapter, Madison Fazio has been recognized as a 2016 FMA Collegiate Fellow. This designation is awarded to students who are nominated by their chapter or faculty advisor and demonstrate one or more significant achievements during the academic year including exemplary leadership, program planning and implementation of activities or service.

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