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The Finance program provides highly motivated students with the practical foundation, real-world experience, and connections to graduate confidently into the financial workplace. Our customizable program allows students to tailor studies to individual interests, while student-managed investment funds, required internships, and participation in national competitions instill confidence and deliver substantial hands-on experience to undergraduates.

  • The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) gives undergraduate students the opportunity to manage millions of dollars of the University endowment
  • Customizable program with a focus on either corporate finance, investments, or a combination of both
  • Opportunities to participate in industry competitions including the CFA® Research Challenge, where Butler students have advanced to the Americas finals in New York City and Seattle
  • Involvement in a $2 million private equity fund, as well as an annual trip to investment banks in New York City
  • Two required internships leading to exceptional placement rates in both investment and corporate finance areas
  • Course content mapped to the Chartered Financial Analyst® Candidate Body of Knowledge
Finance Curriculum

122 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements)

Business Core Requirements

  • MA 125/106, Math
  • EI 101, First Year Business Experience
  • MS 100, Business Applications w/Excel
  • ORG, 215 Speech for Business
  • AC 203, Introduction to Accounting
  • EI 201, Real Business Experience I
  • EC 231, Principles of Microeconomics
  • LE 263, Legal Environment of Business
  • MS 264, Business Statistics
  • LE 264, Business Ethics
  • MS 265, Information Technology
  • AC 204, Introduction Accounting II
  • EC 232, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FN 340, Corporate Finance
  • MK 380, Introduction of Marketing
  • MS 350, Operations Management
  • MG 360, Organizational Behavior
  • LE 365, Business Law I
  • MS 365, Information Technology II
  • MG 490, Strategy Capstone

University Electives (12 hours)

LAS Electives (6 hours)

Career Development Requirements

  • LSB 101, Professional & Career Development 1
  • LSB 102, Professional & Career Development 2
  • LSB 201, Professional & Career Development 3
  • LSB 202, Professional & Career Development 4
  • LSB 301, Professional & Career Development 5
  • LSB 302, Professional & Career Development 6
  • LSB 401, Internship I
  • LSB 402, Internship II

Major Courses

  • FN 347, Investments
  • FN 451, International Financial Mgmt
  • FN Electives (9 hours)

University Core Requirements

  • FYS 101/102, First Year Seminar
  • GHS (6 hours) Global & Historical Studies
  • PCA Perspective in Creative Arts
  • PWB Physical Well Being
  • NW Natural World
  • TI Texts & Ideas
Finance Degree FAQs

Earning a Finance degree from Butler’s Lacy School of Business opens doors to countless opportunities in the world of finance. From exciting entry-level positions to stimulating and challenging careers, Finance jobs are in-demand for everyone. Some include but are not limited to:

    • Financial Planner
    • Financial Analyst
    • Investment Banker
    • Management Consultant
    • Accountant
    • Auditor
    • Financial Software Developer
    • Venture Capitalist

A Finance degree from Butler offers a management-level understanding of financial tools and philosophies implemented and utilized in firms and institutions worldwide. By learning about money principles, globalization, portfolio theory, asset allocation, and more, students are well prepared for financial decision-making and investment decisions commonly practiced in every business.

No, Finance is not a STEM major. Although Finance teaches ideas and theories derived from science, technology, and math, it does not fall under the range of STEM programs and majors.


Finance students work in sector-based teams, making buy/sell decisions on a weekly basis. As a whole, student groups have consistently beaten their S&P benchmark. The class started with $1 million and were so successful that the University provided them with another million to manage. Based on successful investments, students currently manage over $3 million in actual endowment funds.