Why study Finance?

The field of finance looks at how individuals and firms allocate their resources over time. Both companies and people make financial decisions every day. Businesses evaluate projects, investments, financing, risk, valuation, and markets on a daily basis.  Investment firms and individual investors assess their risk position, investment portfolio, and investment strategies to maximize their returns and meet their financial objectives.

Whether you choose to concentrate in corporate finance or investment finance at the Lubar School, you will gain an understanding of business and the economy, the functions of financial institutions and capital markets, and investment and borrowing instruments. You’ll learn how to use data and technology as tools to evaluate and make the best financial decisions. And you’ll think “big picture” to evaluate investment decisions that serve the long-term objectives of your company or client – not just their short-run interests.

You may also be interested in:
Investment Management Certificate
Real Estate Certificate

For More Information

Undergraduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N297
(414) 229-5271


Finance Major Coursework (21 credits)

Required Courses (9 credits)

BUS ADM 450 Intermediate Finance
BUS ADM 451 Investment Finance
BUS ADM 455 Financial Institutions

Finance Elective Courses (12 credits)

Students choose at least four of the following:
BUS ADM 301 Intermediate Accounting
BUS ADM 452 Applied Portfolio Management
BUS ADM 453 Corporate Finance Seminar
BUS ADM 454 Analysis of Options and Futures
BUS ADM 456 International Financial management
BUS ADM 457 Financial Modeling
BUS ADM 458 Venture Finance
BSU ADM 459 Finance Professional Internship
BUS ADM 481 Real Estate Finance
BUS ADM 551 International Investments

Students pursuing the Finance Major will also take Business Foundation Courses and Business Core courses as part of the undergraduate degree.

Additional degree requirements and course descriptions for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.


With an undergraduate degree in Finance, you’ll have the professional tools to begin your business career in a small or large corporation, investment services firm, bank, or other organization, where you’ll be able to assist in making decisions by applying your understanding of financial data and analysis.

Enroll in Bus Adm 300 Career & Professional Development to “think career” and get ahead of the pack!  Be sure to select the “Finance” section.

Job titles of recent Lubar BBA-Finance graduates:

Financial Consultant
Commercial Banking Representative
Personal Banker
Portfolio Manager
Retail Broker
Financial Analyst
Credit Analyst
Equity Research Analyst
Financial/Pricing Analyst
Commercial Sales Specialist
Business Analyst

Companies that have hired recent Lubar BBA-Finance graduates:

Bank Mutual
BMO Harris Bank
Charter Automotive
GE Healthcare
Jockey International
Johnson Controls
MGI Electronics
Milwaukee Tool
Moore Oil Co.
North Star Asset Management
Northwestern Mutual
PNC Bank
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Rockwell Automation
Schneider National
UMB Fund Services
Wells Fargo


Finance faculty in the Lubar School of Business offer a scope of expertise that includes financial market and investment analysis, corporate finance, managerial economics, international finance, and real estate investment. Accomplished academic researchers and great classroom teachers, the faculty guide students in applying academic theory to the real-world challenges that are ever-present in the complex global marketplace.

profile photoFloros, Ioannis (Yianni)Assistant Professor(414) 229-4369ivfloros@uwm.eduLubar Hall S430A

Associate Professor, Finance

Roger L. Fitzsimonds Junior Faculty Scholar

profile photoHao, Xiaoting(414) 229-3662haox@uwm.eduLubar Hall S418

Lecturer,  Finance

profile photoHuck, John R.(414) 229-4775huck@uwm.eduLubar Hall S436

Assistant Professor, Finance

William Nasgovitz Research Grant

profile photoKim, Yong-Cheol(414) 229-4997ykim@uwm.eduLubar Hall S430D

Associate Professor, Finance

profile photoKim, Junyong(414) 229-2483junyong@uwm.eduLubar Hall S430H

Visiting Assistant Professor, Finance

profile photoMarcus, Richard D.(414) 510-7731marcus@uwm.eduLubar Hall S430F

Associate Professor, Finance

Chair, Executive Committee

Interim Director, M&I Marshall & Ilsey Center for Business Ethics

profile photoSibilkov, Valeriy(414) 229-4369sibilkov@uwm.eduLubar Hall S430G

Hans G. Storr Associate Professor, Finance

profile photoSpellman, CFA, G. Kevin(608) 334-2110spellman@uwm.eduLubar Hall S442

Senior Lecturer, Finance

David O. Nicholas Director, Investment Management

profile photoTrick, Steven M.(414) 229-6189trick@uwm.eduLubar Hall S444

Lecturer, Finance