Ignite Your Future with a Degree in Finance

Financial services make up some of the fastest-growing industries in the nation, stoking a global demand for experienced professionals to manage cash flows and wealth, including both physical and financial assets.

Finance in the Herberger Business School is unique among university programs, standing out with broad coverage of all areas of the financial service industry, and a specialized Insurance certificate program.

Students are given the opportunity to participate in the popular Husky Growth Fund, a student-run portfolio management course, where undergraduate Finance students oversee a large portfolio of invested assets. All investment decisions are made by Finance students during this innovative hands-on learning opportunity.

Finance Programs

Finance students immerse themselves in the vital role finance plays in business, industry, government and nonprofit organizations, connecting the economic past and present to the future. All students have easy access to multiple financial databases, and analytic software tools, in the Swenson Financial Markets Lab.

Our graduates are well-versed in securities management, investment, international business, government regulation, administration and service agencies. They enter the workforce prepared to help clients analyze growth, invest capital in securities and stocks to build the financial resources needed to grow, modernize and develop new markets and services.

Finance Bachelor of Science 
A major in finance prepares students for positions as financial managers and investment analysts in private business or non-profit organizations and within governmental units.

A Finance minor is available to Business majors and non-Business majors.

of graduates are employed in a related field within one year of graduation


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Highlights in Finance

Professors think and work locally and globally to provide the widest perspective.

  • Twelve-week, senior-year internships earn academic credit and pay. Students build a resume with real work experience in an entry level job in their field.
  • Active student clubs and organizations encourage professional, personal and social growth.
  • One of Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges”
  • Access to the latest technologies and tools in the newly-remodeled Herberger Building.
  • Centralized advising, career guidance and counseling.

Top Careers

  • Financial planner/broker, corporate financial management, investment banking, real estate agent/broker, property/building management, real estate investment/development, risk management, loss control specialist, underwriting.
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Application Process

St. Cloud State University student in the James W. Miller CenterThe Finance program admits students based on a thorough evaluation of each candidate’s GPA, curriculum and other academic indicators. Extra-curricular activities may also be considered, and optional personal statements and recommendations may be considered if you choose to submit them.

  1. Complete an application online or mail a physical copy of your application by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Put in a request with your high school counseling office to send an official transcript to SCSU.
  3. Optionally submit ACT or SAT score reports. While test results are not required to complete your application, you are welcome to submit score reports if you feel they will improve your application and/or scholarship consideration.

St. Cloud State University’s online hub makes it easy to learn more about the application process and submit your application. Incoming and existing students may also apply for scholarships specific to the Herberger Business School. There is no application fee required to submit your application to St. Cloud State University.

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Learn More

Prepare for a bright future as a business leader. Visit the SCSU Admissions Department online to request more information, or to schedule a campus visit or online Zoom session with an admissions counselor.

Ready to apply? Begin your online application today!

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