Department of Finance - NIU - College of Business

Department of Finance

The Department of Finance

High standards and demanding program requirements prevail in NIU's finance program. The result is well-prepared, hard-working, and goal-oriented finance professionals who have:

  • Mastered the functional areas of finance, including financial management of business enterprises, financial institutions, investment securities and financial assets
  • Developed and applied the basic analytical tools used in finance, including substantial accounting skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in the context of solving financial problems
  • Developed interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Achieved a global perspective of finance

Real-World Experience - Student Managed Portfolio

The Student Managed Portfolio of Northern Illinois University was established as a means for Finance students who are interested in the area of investments and portfolio management to gain real world experience. This goal is obtained by allowing the students to build a portfolio of equity investments, using real money. learn more...

Business & Alumni Support

Because business and alumni advisory committees help keep our curriculum relevant, our graduates are prepared to deal successfully with the realities of their profession.

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