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Studying Finance at Weber State

Weber State’s finance major prepares you for a career in the finance industry by providing a solid foundation in capital, investment and portfolio management, as well as an understanding of financial institutions and personal finance.

Finance Highlights

Weber State’s diverse finance faculty is made up of professors with multiple research and publication references, as well as career investment and banking experts. With this variety of research and field professionals, the program offers students an excellent balance of theory and practical, real-world application for their finance degrees.

Weber’s John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This distinction is held by fewer than 6% of all business schools.

Beyond the Classroom

Whether you go on a trip through Weber State’s Study Abroad program, join the Wildcat Investors and other student clubs, or conduct comprehensive research with direct faculty instruction, you'll find hands-on and engaging activities outside the classroom.

Hannah Shafer

Class of 2016

“I chose Weber State’s finance program partly because of the wonderful professors. Not only did they come highly recommended, but they are also well known for being passionate and dedicated to teaching”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s finance major prepares you with the skills for a successful career or to pursue graduate school. You will learn to:

  • Obtain and manage the financing necessary to start and run a business and analyze investments
  • Make informed investment decisions
  • Communicate the results of your analysis effectively

What You Can Do after Weber

As a finance graduate, you can work as a financial or compliance analyst, portfolio manager, treasury specialist, demand planner or in a variety of other careers. You can work with insurance companies, state or federal governments, financial organizations and other companies. 

You’ll also be prepared for graduate studies, including Weber State’s Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting or Master of Taxation programs.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for finance graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Jim Turner

    “One of the best things about learning finance is that the principles of finance apply so widely. Not everyone will manage the finances of a large corporation, but nearly everyone will have to get a loan, save for retirement and manage a household budget."
  • Yuhong Fan

    “I believe everyone needs to know the basics of investments. No one guarantees your retirement savings, and you are responsible to grow your own personal net worth."