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. 

Samantha Hartwig '22

Finance Major

“I really enjoy working with data and analyzing numbers to tell a story. Building skills working with analytics is like putting together a puzzle and it is very rewarding when you are successful.

“I really want to work in a global corporation, and work with individuals from many different countries and various cultural backgrounds. With the guidance of my academic advisor, I am confident in the course selections I had chosen these past years that they have helped to pre-mold me into a productive asset for any company. The liberal arts education here at Carroll focuses heavily on the cross-cultural learning and I feel that it has prepared me to be more culturally aware when working with many different individuals. The three words that come to mind when I think about how Pio Core has impacted me are Guidance, Growth, and Opportunities.

“Carroll offers class sizes that create a perfect opportunity to build relationships with your classmates and professors. The professors are not only great instructors, but they also offer great networking opportunities boost you into your next chapter of life.”


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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).


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


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


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.

“Carroll has amazing faculty that can help you participate in so many different networking opportunities.”

— Nicole Ramirez Velarde '21

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Carroll University is a member of AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business and education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, processional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.

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

— Monali Patel '21

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