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Consider a degree in finance
A bachelor’s degree in finance from Minot State University prepares you with the knowledge and decision-making skills needed to acquire, invest, and manage money.  It can open doors to careers in corporate financial management, financial analysis, banking, investments, real estate, financial planning, international business, and entrepreneurship. A finance minor compliments majors such as accounting and management.

Is finance right for you?
If you enjoy telling people what to do with their money, financial advising may be your dream job. Financial advisors often work for investment banks, insurance and mutual fund companies, pension funds, and securities firms. Much of the day is spent reviewing financial earning statements, gauging the performance, health, and value of potential investments, and doing research to create sound financial plans for clients. Financial examiners often work for finance and insurance industries and federal and state governments.  They must be detail-oriented and able to review large volumes of documents. Examiners may travel to investigate activities of a company and to enforce laws and regulations.

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Internships allow you to apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings. Many internships are initiated by employers, but you may seek out and develop your own opportunities as well. Internships may be full time, part time, or project oriented
Get involved
Enhance your skills and boost your knowledge by joining one or more of Minot State’s seven student-run business clubs and organizations. Many of these clubs participate in state, regional, and national competitions or attend business-related events, traveling to major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Omaha, and Washington D.C.
Employment outlook
Finance graduates will find many opportunities for employment. The U.S. Department of Labor expects demand to grow between 27 and 32 percent for many financial careers through 2020. Get a head start on your career while going to college by pursuing a part-time job. Several students work at banks, accounting firms, and financial service companies, gaining experience while earning a degree.
Learn with us
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the new Slaaten Learning Center which features:
  • Financial trading lab with stock ticker board
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conference equipment
  • Student study lounge
  • Meeting room for student organizations and groups
A finance major begins with core classes in accounting, business, marketing and management before receiving in-depth training in corporate, personal, and entrepreneurial finance. You will leave Minot State University with a thorough understanding of the financial process and prepared to add value to any organization.

The College of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.