Are you good at math, interested in investing and budgeting, or want to crunch numbers for businesses? Well lucky you! Earning your degree in finance may be your calling. Finance is the study of money and how it’s created and managed, which includes investments, assets, and liabilities. Common coursework includes financial markets, corporate finance, and risk assessment.
Where this degree can get tricky is in understanding how it differs from accounting. Generally speaking, finance is more focused on a wider area of the business and financial sector, including economics, banking, and business. Accounting focuses more on financial reports and records. At some universities, finance may be a stand-alone major, and at other schools, most likely smaller schools, it may be an emphasis or concentration within a business administration degree. Common careers of those with this degree include financial analysts, wealth advisors, and investment bankers.
Upper Iowa University offers 6 Finance, General degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote rural area. In 2019, 50 Finance, General students graduated with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees, 19 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Iowa Iowa City, IA||23 : 1||31,240|
|Iowa State University Ames, IA||22 : 1||33,372|
|Drake University Des Moines, IA||16 : 1||4,884|
|Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA||15 : 1||2,968|
|Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA||23 : 1||1,807|
|University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA||22 : 1||10,477|
|Loras College Dubuque, IA||14 : 1||1,416|
|Grand View University Des Moines, IA||21 : 1||1,889|
|Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA||58 : 1||4,279|
|Dordt University Sioux Center, IA||18 : 1||1,547|
|Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA||13 : 1||1,020|
|Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA||91 : 1||5,976|
|Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA||46 : 1||4,408|
|Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA||52 : 1||13,788|