College of Business
Undergraduate Business Program

Finance

Every finance major completes two internships for college credit, which puts ink on your resume. Sample jobs for finance majors include financial analyst (corporate or investment), investment banker, stock broker - and much more. A major in finance provides a strong foundation for any career in business.

Finance majors learn the art and the science of managing money. At Butler, the finance curriculum (PDF) includes three of the major areas of finance - corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions.

Finance Careers

Finance graduates typically seek careers in banking, insurance, investments, corporate finance or personal financial advising. Some go on to professional schools of law or management. Below is a small sample of the employment opportunities available to finance majors.

  • Benefits Manager
  • Capital Budgeting Analyst
  • Commercial Banker
  • Corporate Investment Specialist
  • Credit Manager
  • Currency Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Relations Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Sales and Appraisals
  • Research and Ratings Analyst
  • Risk and Insurance Specialist
  • Securities Sales
  • Stockbroker
  • Treasurer
  • Trust Supervisor

Double Majors

Double majors are available within the College of Business.

Student Managed Investment Fund

Finance students have the opportunity to manage a $1 million stock fund through the Student Managed Investment Fund course.  Students are guided in their buy and sell decisions by a board of investment advisors who work with the class. 

The Indiana Business Journal published a front-page story on the Butler investments class in its July 23-29, 2007 issue. A PDF of the article, titled "Butler class putting $1M to the test".

The Butler investments class was also featured by Dick Wolfsie on WISH-TV.