The NSU finance bachelor's degree will equip you to be an indispensable part of the fascinating, challenging, changing world of business enterprise and the economy.

    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!


    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, blue letters beneath an orange pyramid


    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.


    NSU students pursuing a finance degree can apply for NSU School of Business scholarships and other scholarships.


    Business Scholarships

    NSU Scholarships

    Sample Plans of Study
    Contact Information

    For more information about this degree, contact Jennifer Bengs or call 605-626-7725. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or

    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.  


    Research Interests

    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.