About The Program
As a finance major at NSU, you’ll learn to examine and understand the allocation of financial resources and capital, and master the intricacies of portfolio management. Our small class sizes give you valuable opportunities to interact directly with professors, ask questions, and receive career advice.
With an NSU degree in finance, you’ll have all the necessary professional skills to enter the workforce or apply to graduate school.
Come prepared to grow and lead!
The Bachelor of Science in Finance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
As an NSU finance graduate, you can expect career opportunities in the private and public sectors, including banking, corporate consulting, corporate finance, investment management and insurance. National statistics show that finance is among the top-paying undergraduate business degrees by salary potential. And, according to a recent study, most CEOs started out in functional roles related to finance.
For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.
NSU finance students have secured paid internships in areas of investments, insurance, and portfolio management. These opportunities offer real-world experience, a chance at a full-time position, and potential to earn academic credits toward degree completion.
The NSU School of Business shares internship opportunities through postings and on-campus presentations and interviews.
“I came to Northern with a vision to have a good education, but I did not have a clear idea of what I should study. After talking to different faculty members and teachers, they guided me and helped me decide what I wanted to do, which was study business. Since coming to Northern I have made many connections within the business community and I have gained the confidence needed to succeed in my area of study. I am glad that I choose to come to Northern, and now I can proudly say: Go Wolves!” – Betser Roney #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential
I received my B.B.A. in business administration from Iowa State University and my M.A. in English from University of Central Missouri. As a military spouse, I lived across the U.S., Germany, and Japan, and encourage others to explore and experience the amazing world around them. I thoroughly enjoy helping students discover and plan for their futures: to see them grow into confident, always-learning Wolves!
Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University, concentration in Macroeconomics and International Finance
B.A. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Lee joined Nothern State University in fall of 2001 and is an economics faculty member.
His research interests include macroeconomics economies, international trade, and the international monetary system. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and recently completed a book, "Keynes’s Economics: Common Sense," to be published soon.
Dr. Lee has received grants from organizations including the state of South Dakota, the Bush Foundation, and Nora Staael Evert Foundation.
He is affiliated with the American Economic Association, Western Economic Association International, International Economics and Finance…
Doctor of Philosophy, Finance, 1996, University of Kansas
Master's, International Economics, 1988, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor's, General Economics, 1986, South Dakota State University
John E. Peterson joined Northern's faculty in fall 1992.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Nebraska
Master's, Economics, University of Nebraska
B.S., Economics and Mathematics, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Aaron Scholl has been an assistant professor of economics at Northern State University since fall 2021. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of labor and public economics. Dr. Scholl is a research fellow of the Dakota Institute for Business and Economic Analysis.