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. 
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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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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.

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Steven Bialek

Dr. Steven Bialek

Dean of the School of Business
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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
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Jeffrey Kunz

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Director of Accounting Internships
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Michael Levas

Associate Professor of Business Administration
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Dr. Chanchu Lin

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Carol Tallarico

Dr. Carol Tallarico

Professor of Business Administration
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
Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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