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Finance Major

Invest in your future.

Finance is more than numbers; it’s the language of business on a global scale. It encompasses a broader understanding, spanning investments, international finance, risk management, and insurance. The finance major at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona is a practical and comprehensive journey into the heart of financial dynamics.

Backed by accreditation from the respected International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), our program offers more than just education; it offers preparation. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the intricate world of business decisions through a financial lens.

Our curriculum goes beyond theory, providing a balanced blend of academic learning and real-world application. Led by experienced faculty members, you’ll unravel the complexities of investment strategies, explore the nuances of international financial systems, and master the principles of managing risk effectively.

What sets us apart is our focus on practicality. The goal isn’t just to understand finance; it’s to thrive in financial roles. Picture yourself as a commercial underwriter, meticulously assessing risks to safeguard businesses. Envision being a financial analyst, translating market trends into actionable insights. Consider the role of a financial manager, steering organizations through economic uncertainties.

A bachelor degree in finance equips you for these roles and more. By participating in dynamic discussions and engaging in hands-on experiences, you’ll be well-prepared to handle the financial challenges of various sectors and industries.

As you embark on this journey, keep in mind that finance is about building a solid foundation for the future. Our program provides the tools, guidance, and environment for your growth. Join us to refine your financial acumen and contribute meaningfully to the ever-evolving world of finance.


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Program Highlights


  • Saint Mary’s Accounting major is accredited by the prestigious International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), underscoring our commitment to excellence and best practices in business education.
  • Elevate your credentials by pursuing a double major in accounting, business intelligence and data analytics, or management. Diversify your skill set and open doors to a broader range of opportunities. Whether you’re drawn to the precision of accounting, the insights of data analytics, or the art of effective management, a double major sets you on a path to excel in your chosen field and beyond.

What You'll Learn

  • Fundamental business concepts, theories, and practices
  • Business environmental factors at domestic and global levels
  • Legal and ethical business principles; applications of business decision-making
  • Business-related quantitative methods and tools for decision-making
  • Business concepts/functions and interrelated associations between functional areas
  • Ethical leadership and collaboration with diverse groups

Excelling in Business


Your journey towards a brighter future starts here. Whether you are a recent high school graduate seeking to immerse yourself in a transformative academic experience or a transfer student eager to find the perfect fit, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to empowering you with knowledge, fostering personal growth, and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

Course Catalog

Careers that look to the future.

Whatever your goals — everything from managing a portfolio to leading a Fortune 500 company — our major in finance will help you get there.

Budget analyst


Financial adviser


Financial analyst


Loan officer


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Business and Financial Occupations at (visited November 29, 2022).

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