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. 

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).

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.

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

— Nicole Ramirez Velarde '21

Read Nicole's story

Career Insight

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Jack Champaigne ’80 met Diane (Schueler) Champaigne ’80 when both welcomed new students while serving as Carroll orientation mentors. Their friendship grew in the months that followed, leading to a chilled night in February when they spent time shooting photos and then moved inside the basement of Main Hall for warmth. There, he asked her to marry him. It was Valentine's Day.

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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. Steven Brewer

Dr. Steven Brewer

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Dr. Collleen Merrill Brown

Dr. Collleen Merrill Brown

Adjunct Professor
Sarah Esveldt

Sarah Esveldt

Distinguished Lecturer of Business
John Gnadinger

John Gnadinger

Director of Business Intelligence Consortium, Instructor
Dr. Alan He

Dr. Alan He

Associate Professor of Accounting
Jay Jacobson

Jay Jacobson

Visiting Lecturer of Business
Mark Kappes

Mark Kappes

Adjunct Professor of Business
Dr. Muztoba Khan

Dr. Muztoba Khan

Assistant Professor of Business
Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Professor of Business
Courtney Malloy

Courtney Malloy

Adjunct Professor of Business
Dr. Katie McCarthy

Dr. Katie McCarthy

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Analytics
John A. Michl, MSBIA, MBA, CBIP, FLMI

John A. Michl, MSBIA, MBA, CBIP, FLMI

Lecturer of Business
Dr. Jean Marie Pyzyk

Dr. Jean Marie Pyzyk

Adjunct Professor
Dr. Julio Rivera

Dr. Julio Rivera

William B. Yersin Professor of Applied Business Analytics
Dr. Alexandra Sielaff

Dr. Alexandra Sielaff

Director of the MBA Program, Associate Professor of Business
Dr. Carol Tallarico

Dr. Carol Tallarico

Professor of Business
Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Professor of Business
Lisa Zajc

Lisa Zajc

Lecturer of Business
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