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Why Finance?

Finance professionals analyze the financial health of businesses, organizations and individuals in order to identify areas for improvement and opportunity.

Students gain experience within risk determination and risk adjusted pricing, money management and investment analysis, problem solving skills and financial statement analysis.

Students choose one of three finance major specializations: banking and risk management, investments and general finance.

Points of Pride

One of


stars University Partners in the U.S.

with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by the CFA Institute

Hosts the Actuarial Science Program, which is one of


Centers of Actuarial Excellence

in the U.S. by the Society of Actuaries

CFA Program Partner of the CFA Institute

Advocating ethics, standards and advocacy, CFA Institute affiliates demonstrate a commitment to professional excellence and financial market integrity.

CFA® is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.

Department of Finance Program Options

Undergraduate Degree Ph.D. Degree

Actuarial Science Program

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Big Red Investment Club
Big Red Investment Club

The Big Red Investment Club (BRIC) student members discuss business and financial news, and manage an investment fund. BRIC also meets with leading Wall Street investment bankers about career opportunities and financial business. SEE MORE

Student Career Resources

Handshake is the place for students to search and apply for internships, co-ops, part-time and full-time jobs.

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Visit the Business Career Center


DeFusco, Richard A
Department Chair
HLH 425 Z
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
Fax: 402-472-5140
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Finance
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Finance
HLH 423
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490