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.
The Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (FIRE) Department at the Herberger Business School is unique among university programs, standing out with broad coverage of all areas of the financial service industry and offering the only four-year Insurance degree program in Minnesota in addition to majors in Finance, Real Estate, a specialized Real Estate certificate, and a specialized Insurance certificate program.
The FIRE Department offers Bachelor of Science degree tracks in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, with opportunities for specialization and minors. Find your program:
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 (Finance Major)
Insurance students at the Herberger Business school are part of the only four-year Insurance major program in Minnesota. Students become risk analysis experts during their time at HBS. Learn deeply across all aspects of insurance operations — underwriting, claims adjusting, insurance accounting, loss control and risk management. Insurance graduates leave St. Cloud State University prepared to begin their career in any and all areas of the insurance industry.
Insurance Bachelor of Science (Insurance Major)
Insurance Specialization (Certificate)
Real Estate students at the Herberger Business School join the most diversified real estate program in the upper Midwest, one of only two accredited programs in Minnesota. Rich coursework and hands-on experience prepare students for licensing in their real estate field.
Choose from career specializations that train you to appraise property, arrange financing, develop investments and manage construction projects in both the public and private sectors. Our graduates spur residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural development where they live and work, planning and building better communities for themselves and future generations.
Real Estate Bachelor of Science (Real Estate Major)
Real Estate Minor
Real Estate Specialization (Certificate)
of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Department graduates are employed in a related field within one year of graduation.
Information Systems students enrolled annually.
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Professors think and work locally and globally to provide the widest perspective.
The Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department 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.
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 and the Accounting program. There is no application fee required to submit your application to St. Cloud State University.
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!