Finance

Financial professionals make a global impact on the businesses and customers they serve. Have you ever wondered how businesses are able to grow by adding new buildings, creating jobs or producing new goods and services? Financial needs also extend well beyond the corporate world into areas like government and personal services such as financial planning. If you invest money or spend it in large amounts to purchase homes or attend college, chances are a financial professional will be there to help you along the way. 
“Carroll has amazing faculty that can help you participate in so many different networking opportunities.”

— Nicole Ramirez Velarde '21

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About the Finance Major

If some of your best skills include understanding numbers, working in a team, solving problems creatively and communicating well, a career as a financial professional may be the right fit for you. Our faculty members have extensive knowledge and make every effort to ensure you graduate with the skills needed to succeed in your field of interest.

In Carroll University’s finance major, you’ll learn how to review and work with financial data as you put together plans and discuss topics with your peers. You’ll also spend time in classes examining case-based, real-world financial problems that impact organizations. After you analyze and present these projects to your peers, you’ll practice communication techniques for asking and answering complex questions. Other required courses allow you to explore areas of business such as marketing, management and accounting. Your working knowledge of these areas, in addition to your financial skills, will give you a competitive career advantage.

Our students engage in required internships that provide them with real-world experiences as they prepare for future careers. You’ll have the option to find an internship that best suits your career goals and schedule. By taking anywhere from one to twelve internship credits while you attend Carroll, you’ll develop the skills employers are looking for while you build your professional network. This major is enhanced with a minor in areas like accounting, actuarial science, psychology or communication.

The financial profession is a fast-growing industry with consistently available opportunities for high-paying positions. Graduates of our program grow into roles such as controller, treasurer, bank president and chief financial officer (CFO).

Yersin Business Scholarship

The Yersin Business Scholarship is a prestigious award providing $2,500–$5,000 in scholarship funds to qualified students.

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Minor

Carroll offers a finance minor that complements many areas of study.

Internships

We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Disciplined Financial Services
  • Wealth Management Group at USB Financial Services
  • Oak Tree Financial Services
  • Baird
  • Thrivent Financial
  • U.S. Bank
  • Waukesha State Bank

Careers

College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

Latest Program News

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New Online MBA Program Offered

6/23/2020

Students now can experience that same quality MBA education, completely online, with the same superior faculty and small classes that are a hallmark of the Carroll experience. With classes starting every eight weeks, the online program offers maximum flexibility, letting students begin their studies and continue their education at their own pace.

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Interview with School of Business Dean Hamid Akbari

6/22/2020

Dr. Hamid Akbari joined Carroll as the dean of the School of Business in January 2020. We asked him to discuss his first impressions of Carroll, and his plans for the new school under his leadership.

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“I’ve developed my teamwork, presentation and communication skills during my time at Carroll.”

— Monali Patel '21

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Hamid Akbari

Dr. Hamid Akbari

Dean of the School of Business
Dr. Steven Brewer

Dr. Steven Brewer

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Dr. Dennis Debrecht

Dr. Dennis Debrecht

MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Sarah Esveldt

Sarah Esveldt

Senior Lecturer in Business Administration
Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Professor of Business
Michael Levas

Michael Levas

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Katie McCarthy

Dr. Katie McCarthy

Assistant Professor of Applied Business Analytics
Dr. Julio Rivera

Dr. Julio Rivera

Professor
Dr. Carol Tallarico

Dr. Carol Tallarico

Professor of Business
Wayne Wendling

Wayne Wendling

Senior Lecturer in Analytics
Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Professor of Business Administration
Lisa Zajc

Lisa Zajc

Lecturer in Accounting
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