University of Southern Indiana
Finance classroom


Businesses, both large and small, must learn to make good financial decisions to be successful. An undergraduate degree in finance equips you with the skills necessary to assist businesses and households in their financial decisions.

The study of finance is concerned with the monetary issues faced by millions of individuals and organizations, whether public or private. Coursework in finance addresses a diverse range of issues, including raising funds, investment, saving, borrowing, risk and valuation.  

Finance majors have much to offer in today's job market and, as a result, are employed by a wide range of companies, including brokerage firms, commercial and investment banks, corporations, financial advisory and public accounting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, realtors and savings and loan associations. Careers in finance include:

  • Appraisers
  • Commodity dealers
  • Financial analysts
  • Financial planners
  • Insurance agents
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Loan officers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Real estate agents
  • Security analysts
  • Stock brokers
  • Treasurers

Finance outside the classroom

Finance majors are encouraged to complete internships and co-ops to build their resumes before graduation. Information about these opportunities can be obtained through the Romain College of Business, Career Services and Internships and the Finance Career Network.

In April 2015, a team of four students traveled to Seattle, WA, where they placed first in the nation in the Private Business Valuation Challenge. It was the first time USI entered a finance competition. Read about their success... 

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