Finance is what fuels business
Every part of the financial cycle—from where to get money, how to invest it, how much to price and pay for things so that your company (or your household) stays in business—involves a financial decision. The bankers, brokers, analysts, and planners who make those decisions studied finance, just like you. Tippie’s finance major gives you the skills to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, the fundamentals to solve financial problems, and the ability to communicate your recommendations clearly.
Our department is led by some of the leading minds in finance, and you’ll benefit from their insights and expertise.
“Not everyone in the C-suite has a financial background, especially not in the utility company where I did my internship. I was proud to be able to present my report in a way that the executives could use and reference.”
Finance alums employed or in grad school
within 6 months of graduation, 2020
Average starting salary for finance grads
Class of 2020
$ 770 k
Value of Tippie’s student-managed fund
Krause Fund, January 2022
Hands-on experience you can take to the bank
Tippie’s finance major strives to blend academic theory with real-world problem-solving so you can hit the ground running in your career. Experiential learning opportunities include:
The Krause Fund
A truly unique opportunity to make recommendations for a student-managed fund valued at over 770k.
Dedicated to getting students career-ready for jobs in investment banking—open to finance and accounting majors.
Gives students enrolled in Applied Wealth Management an opportunity to make wealth management decisions with real-world impact.
Prepares students for beneficial careers both in corporate risk management and insurance—one of the state’s largest industries.
Look forward to your future
Tippie finance grads are making a name for themselves in real estate, investment banking, hedge fund management, and a host of other fields. And the networking and internship opportunities we provide have helped them achieve an almost 100% employment rate.
Additional opportunities for finance majors
Master’s in Finance
Earn a master’s degree in just two additional semesters through Iowa’s Undergraduate to Graduate (U2G) program, also referred to as a 4+1.
HawkTrade Stock Investment Club
Meets weekly to discuss investment strategies, market news, and share stock opinions.
Study Finance in London
This two-week program will give you a glimpse into how Londoners live and the way business functions in one of the financial centers of the world.
Financial Management Association
Strengthen your financial literacy and access resources to get ready for the workforce.
Hadley Finance Lab
A dedicated space for finance students that’s equipped with the latest technology.
Tippie Real Estate Club
Interested in a career in real estate? This student organization holds the key.
An award-winning publication of the Department of Finance that provides insights into our people and programs.
A community of students committed to building knowledge and networks for women in finance.
It's all in the details
Find upcoming events, career opportunities, and more resources in your Finance Toolkit.