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Business Administration – Finance


As a successful business leader, you need to spend money to make money. It’s important to have a solid knowledge of financial operations. To run a successful business, you need to be wise with your finances and know how to plan a solid budget. At WSC, you’ll study these things and more about business as you pursue a finance degree. A finance degree will prepare you to talk money with fellow business leaders, and you’ll be ready to start a career in business, industry, or even law.

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
For concentration: 48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular pairings: Accounting, Spanish, Agribusiness, Economics, International Studies,

Popular minors: Management Information Systems

School: Business and Technology

Department(s): Business and Economics

Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Business Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.  Learn more about scholarships for your finance degree at Wayne State College.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • Global and domestic economic theory
  • Investment strategies and growth projection
  • Concepts and principles of economics
  • Financial functions within a business
  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Principles of business marketing
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency
  • Organization and time management



Possible Careers

  • Financial analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Banker / loan officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Financial advisor
  • Investment analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stockbroker
  • Insurance and risk manager
  • Securities trader
  • Real estate agent



  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Financial consulting firms
  • Investment companies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Businesses and organizations
  • Real estate companies
  • Credit agencies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Non-profit organizations


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 86% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Business Student Activities


  • Business Competition Day – Show your leadership skills by helping to facilitate and judge this annual competition, where hundreds of students from Nebraska and Iowa high schools compete for a chance to win scholarships.
  • Executive in Residence - Meet corporate pros at this annual event and address real-world concerns, including topics such as business ethics, corporate culture, leadership, and the changing world of business.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a degree in finance.  You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

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