Studying Finance at Nebraska
Many people traditionally think you study finance to go into banking, but there are so many job opportunities for people with these skills. You can help companies make strategic financial decisions in corporate finance, analyze stocks and bonds and manage portfolios, help companies manage risk, or help families plan for their financial futures.
Apply for Investments Option after FINA 361
A CFA Institute University Affiliated Program
Explore wealth management via the Investors With Purpose program
State-of-the-art trading room with 12 Bloomberg terminals, the same tech used on Wall Street
Participate in the Investors With Purpose Program
Learn from and network with industry leaders in wealth management in this program that features a course and mentorship component. Program acceptance is based on an application and interview.
Prepare for Careers on Wall Street
Take accelerated curriculum to prepare for Wall Street internship interviews your sophomore year. The Wall Street Scholars of Nebraska student organization connects you to students with similar ambitions.
Compete in Case Competitions
Represent Nebraska in regional and national case competitions like the CFA Research Challenge.
Don't Wait to Learn to Invest
You can join the Big Red Investment Club as early as your first semester. You'll learn investing by helping manage a real portfolio and present new equities to add through BRIC's semesterly Stock Pitch.
Study Finance and Intern in Barcelona
Enjoy a summer or semester in Spain learning about international financial management among other business classes at the Institute for American Universities (IAU), while you take in the architecture, cuisine and history of Barcelona. Internships are also available.
Learn Business in Northern Italy
Spend a summer or semester at CIMBA International University in Paderno del Grappa, Italy. Choose from a number of business classes, including three in finance, while learning more about Italian language and culture.
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Four of the 25+ business related student organizations focus on finance. These clubs provide a great opportunity to grow as a leader, gain experience and make meaningful connections.
Big Red Investment Club
Provides members with hands-on investing experience and opportunities to learn about financial modeling and equity and debt markets. Manage a real stock portfolio with students of all levels of experience.
Wall Street Scholars of Nebraska
Prepare for a career on Wall Street with other students who share your goals. Partake in a finance curriculum, financial modeling workshops, national case competitions, and network with top alumni to improve your chances at breaking into investment banking, private equity or other related fields.
Beta Alpha Psi
Encourages and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems. Provides opportunities for self-development, service and networking among members and practicing professionals. Encourages a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.
Husker Venture Fund
Help lead a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage Nebraska startups. Engage with Nebraska and Midwest entrepreneurial opportunities, and fund home-grown innovative ideas and solutions.
Watch a day in the Husker life of Blake Ingamells as he zips from classes to his fraternity to club meetings.
Explore our curriculum through the 4-year plan. To earn your bachelor’s degree in finance, you’ll take 120 credit hours of classes. That’s four to five classes a semester, on average.
The finance major features three options: general finance, banking and risk management, and investments. They each have a different set of required management courses featured in the 4-year plans.
Principles of Individual and Corporate Risk Management (FINA 338)
Learn how to identify and manage risk on the individual and corporate level. Gain experience with personal insurance policies to corporate risk management methods.
Excel-Based Finance (FINA 361A)
Accelerate your Wall Street career prep by taking this course that explores finance specializations and theory while developing your skills in finance modeling and Excel. Students pursuing Wall Street internships need to take this class in the first semester of their sophomore year. This class has math, statistics, accounting, economics and GPA prerequisites.
Real Estate Principles and Practice (FINA 382)
Explore the real estate market including ownership, interests, sales, leases, property valuation and appraising.
Security Analysis and Warren Buffett Business Valuation Techniques (FINA 463)
Learn the criteria used by famous investor and Nebraska alum Warren Buffett for evaluation of potential acquisitions and investments.
Investors With Purpose (FINA 464)
Gain a broad perspective of financial markets and the role of wealth management. Business leaders will supplement existing curriculum and provide real-life business discussions on topics in asset and wealth management, such as venture capital, financial technology and real estate. This class is part of the Investors With Purpose program and is open only to students accepted into this program.
Portfolio Practicum I and II (FINA 468 and 469)
Gain practical experience in financial asset management by managing the college’s Cornhusker Fund. Learn how to determine how to select individual securities and develop a portfolio strategy.