Business management, Finance 


Financial planning is vital for individuals and organizations with the global economy and increased competition. Your expertise and skills as a financial representative will bring the require for careful planning and wise use of financial resources. 


The finance concentration at UW-Parkside is designed for business students like you, who wish to pursue careers in banking, corporate finance, investments, and financial planning. Upon graduation you will help individuals and businesses through commercial lending, bank management, investment banking, security analysis, portfolio management, asset acquisition, and strategic planning. The curriculum provides hands-on instruction such as student stock investment projects and banking simulation experiences. A career in finance is both intellectually and financially rewarding. 

Finance students are in high demand for professional internships with major corporations and businesses of all sizes. You will also have the opportunity to participate in portfolio simulations so that you can manage funds in the real world with a competitive advantage.

Not only do finance students learn from top faculty, they also benefit from visiting scholars and guest speakers in the classroom and during special events by the department, college, and the Accounting Club.

Gain real-world experience through the Ralph Jaeschke Solutions for Economic Growth Center (SEG), a campus partnership with area businesses and nonprofit organizations. Under the direction of faculty, students help solve business challenges, allowing them to expand upon what they learn in the classroom. The work provides a cost-effective solution for medium and small-sized  organizations.

Within SEG are specialty centers:

  • Information Technology Practice Center
  • Operations Management Specialty Center
  • and Accounting and Finance Specialty Center

It's difficult to learn from a textbook how business is conducted outside of the U.S. The Global Education Center (GEC) evolved as a means to:

  • provide students with first-hand experience through international study
  • bring international experts and scholars to campus
  • provide faculty members with opportunities to study abroad
  • and recruit international students to Parkside.

Our Business Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). We offer a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.

Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this "gold standard" program accreditation.

Business-finance graduates hold exceptional jobs in:

  • Banking

  • Corporate finance

  • Investments

  • Commercial lending

  • Bank management

  • Asset acquisition



University of Wisconsin System Member
The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
AACSB accredited
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