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Can you imagine a more useful and practical skill than learning to manage money?

Offered through the University’s AACSB-accredited College of Business, MSU Denver’s Finance program will enable you to not only transform your own financial life, but also the finances of other people and organizations.

Data, the changing economy, mathematics, capital markets, financial modeling – you’ll bring all of these things to bear in your Finance major, equipping you with the understanding of the concepts and analytical skills necessary to help people and organizations achieve their financial goals.

With the benefit of small classes, individualized attention from professors and experiential learning opportunities, you will get a strong general business education augmented by the expertise you will develop in your finance classes, internships, study abroad experiences and more.

MSU Denver is one of only three schools in Colorado offering an undergraduate degree in personal financial planning that is registered with CFP Board of Standards.  Completing your degree satisfies one of the board’s educational requirements allowing you to sit for the national CFP® Certification Exam as you make your way to becoming a Certified Financial Planner professional.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

Intern with a local company gaining career experience you can put on your resume. Hear what one Finance student had to say about her MSU Denver internship.

Prepare for the national CFP® certification exam by completing MSU Denver’s Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program. MSU Denver is one of only three universities in Colorado utilizing face-to-face instruction to be registered with CFP Board of Standards. The Personal Financial Planning Certificate program will expose you to the content and concepts you’ll need to master to pass the national exam.

Participate in a rigorous and thorough financial evaluation of a corporate enterprise through the CFA Student Research Challenge. By participating, you will have the chance to compete against students from schools across the Rocky Mountain West. Learn more about the CFA Research Challenge.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

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A bachelor’s degree in Finance from MSU Denver offers you outstanding business career options.

These are some jobs you might qualify for as a graduate of MSU Denver’s Finance program:

  • Financial manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Loan officers
  • Securities, commodities and financial services sales agent
  • Controller
  • Payroll officer
  • Trust manager
  • Fund manager
  • Real estate portfolio manager

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth outlook for finance managers is on par with other careers. Median salaries for these positions run about $122,000/year.

Featured Faculty

Paul Camp

Paul Camp

Professor and Finance Department Chair Paul Camp is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with expertise in the personal financial management process, particularly estate planning. He currently teaches in the areas of personal financial planning and estate planning.

Alumni at Work

This is a partial list of local companies that have hired recent graduates of MSU Denver’s Finance program:

  • Charles Schwab
  • Wells Fargo
  • TIAA
  • State of Colorado
  • DaVita Kidney Care
  • Ball Corporation
  • Xcel Energy
  • Great-West Financial

Program Accreditation

Only 5 percent of the world’s business programs are AACSB-accredited and MSU Denver’s College of Business is one of them.

AACSB accreditation represents the gold standard for business education worldwide. When you attend an AACSB-accredited program, you know that it’s passed AACSB’s rigorous standards.

Contact the Department of Finance

Department of Finance
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 75
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Email: [email protected]
CBUS Advising: 303-615-1114

College of Business Dean’s Office:
(303) 615-1113