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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 students have at least one internship before they graduate.
  • Student-managed investment fund – Madison Investment Fund which manages over $200,000. 
  • Students participated in CFA Investment Research Challenge each year
  • Students participated in experiential learning trips to NYC, Washington DC and Richmond.
  • Each year a number of students pass the CFA level I exam or the FRM (Financial Risk Managers Exam) immediately after graduation. 
Faculty Support for Department of Finance & Business Law
  • 18 Full-time College of Business Faculty (14 finance faculty, 4 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
  • CFA Logo Square - With TextFinance program is part of CFA University Affiliation Program
  • FMA student chapter has won Superior Chapter Award consecutively for the past four years. Each year, less than 10% of student chapters receive this award out of over 175 nationwide. 

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