Finance

Finance

The art and science of managing money.

Manage money and investments for individuals and organizations to help them achieve their financial goals. The study of finance provides students with an understanding of numerous financial theories such as the relation between risk and return, the factors that determine asset values and strategies for minimizing the risk exposure of both corporations and investors. An understanding of these theories helps students develop the ability to make sound and practical business and personal investment decisions.

The importance of finance in the economy and the functions and purposes of monetary systems, credit, prices, money markets, and financial institutions are stressed throughout the area of emphasis. Students are trained to think logically regarding financial problems and to formulate sound financial decisions, policies and practices.

Potential Careers

Career

Average Salary

Outlook Through 2028

Number of New Jobs Through 2028

Financial Planner

$61,300

+7%

34,400

Financial Analyst

$61,000

+6%

20,300

Investor Relations Associate

$66,000

+10%

21,000

Budget Analyst

$61,000

+4%

2,400

Actuary

$91,000

+20%

5,000

Financial Attorney

$102,000

+10%

19,100

Commercial Real Estate Agent

$63,000

+7%

32,400

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why study finance at UCCS?

  1. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

  2. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  3. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  4. Community Support

    UCCS offers a various ways to connect and engage across campus. The College of Business sponsors several business-oriented clubs and organizations, including the Finance Club.

  5. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation. 

  6. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.

What Our Students Are Saying

Richard Warmbir
Finance, Class of 2018
"UCCS is a great school. As for the College of Business, there is no better place on campus to meet great people and be taught by experienced professionals that know what they are talking about and have a genuine passion for teaching and their craft."
Riley Birst
Finance and Management, Class of 2020
"I chose Finance because it is an essential component of business and there are numerous financial institutions located in Colorado Springs. UCCS is truly a hidden gem in higher education. The amount you receive for the price you pay is fantastic and you will always have resources to be successful."