In today's volatile financial world, people rely on professionals to help them wisely invest and manage money. With a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Idaho, you'll have the expertise and broad business understanding to develop and manage effective financial strategies for clients and organizations, ranging from individual investors to entrepreneurial startups to billion-dollar corporations.
As a finance major, you will have the chance to invest real money through our student-managed portfolios. Our sophisticated trade room, dubbed Wall Street at Idaho, gives you firsthand experience in trade technologies, and practice in investment, financial analysis, valuation, and wealth and risk management. You will learn how to effectively manage finances for individuals, small and large businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
As a student in the College of Business and Economics, you will learn business the way business is actually done in the real world. You will examine issues relevant in today’s market and engage in hands-on programs that simulate real business situations. You’ll closely collaborate with other students, receive personal mentorship from top business faculty and network with practicing professionals.
The acclaimed Integrated Business Curriculum (IBC) is the college's signature program. In your junior year, you will work as part of a team with other business students to address problems for companies such as Boeing, Micron, Starbucks, Columbia Sportswear and Coldwater Creek. The yearlong experience strengthens your teamwork and decision-making skills, and gives you valuable cross-functional knowledge in business systems, product and process planning, managing firm resources and business operating decisions.