About the Finance Degree Program

On Campus

The finance degree program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney equips students to be skilled managers of financial assets, able to steward and grow the resources in their care. Foundational courses in business administration teach students core principles in economics, accounting, statistics, and more, with specialized courses in topics like financial statement analysis, investments and portfolio management giving students a well-rounded, sought-after skill set.

As a finance major, you’ll benefit from an AACSB-accredited program and take courses from faculty with real-world business experience who believe that hands-on learning is integral to setting students up for success in the business world.

Rather than relying solely on online simulators, students gain real-world investment experience before they graduate though the Bauhard Investment Program Fund, managing actual investments alongside faculty in a classroom setting.

*2019-20 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 45% response rate of program graduates

AACSB Accredited

Accredited by The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 30% of business programs in the United States are accredited by AACSB International.

Finance Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Business Administration Comprehensive Bachelor of Science Finance Emphasis


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Eddie Larraga

“I am extremely thankful for the extra time and effort professors poured into my educational development.” Larraga says the experience that most impacted him during his time at UNK was conducting a case study through the small business management course. “We selected local companies in Kearney to perform strategic and financial analysis. The owner was impressed with the content of the analysis and amazed with the reports, and now I currently work for this company.”

Eddie Larraga

Intellicom, Kearney, NE

What can you do with a Finance Degree

Finance graduates have a 80% placement rate between careers and graduate school. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Finance graduates work for.


  • Commercial Banker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Collection Agent
  • Financial Officer
  • Estate Planner
  • Loan Officer
  • Stockbroker
  • Treasurer


  • Cabela's
  • First National Bank
  • Barth Financial
  • Nebraska National Bank
  • Peter Kiewit Sons
  • Nebraska Dept. of Revenue
  • Prudential Insurance Co.
  • Ernst & Young

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