Accounting & Finance

Finance Program Details

  • Campus Availability: Macomb, Quad Cities
  • Student-centered program that promotes academic excellence, professional and personal growth, collegiality, professionalism, and ethical conduct
  • Multiple areas of study for the Finance major include financial institutions, financial management, investment policy, insurance/risk management, and real estate
  • Qualifying students may elect to complete a fifth year of education and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in finance

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements


A degree in Finance prepares students for their first job and allows them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to take advantage of subsequent career opportunities.

  • Assistant Vice President - Lending
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Compliance Associate
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Leadership Management Trainee
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Registered Representative
  • Certified General Appraiser
  • Business Application Developer
  • Business/Investment Analyst
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Financial/Investment Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • President/CEO


Finance graduates have excellent prospects for employment in financial institutions, brokerage or investment operations, and corporations or government agencies. An education in finance from WIU has led many individuals to top positions in organizations across the country.

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • BMO Harris
  • Doosan Infracore International
  • Edward Jones
  • Kovitz Investment Group, LLC
  • MAKE Corporation
  • MB Financial Bank
  • Met Life
  • Mid America National Bank
  • Modern Woodman Bank
  • Neader Financial Services
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • PNC Mortgage
  • Rally Appraisal
  • RR Donnelley Client Services
  • State Farm
  • Vantage Financial Partners
  • Wells Fargo Advisors