A finance degree gives you the practical skills to predict, navigate and manage financial situations for any organization.

As the financial field becomes more analytical and more global, our close proximity to Chicago - one of the financial capitals of the world - makes Lewis University the perfect place to prepare for the industry's evolving challenges.


From the trading pits of the Chicago exchanges to the corporate finance departments of Fortune 500 companies, at Lewis, you will learn how businesses and markets really work - from experienced faculty with real-world experience working in both domestic and international markets. Lewis' finance degree not only prepares you with the theoretical understanding necessary to help businesses make smarter financial decisions, but the personal knowledge you need to make objective decisions throughout your entire life.

As a Finance degree major at Lewis University, you will learn:

  • How to analyze the financial viability of a new product
  • How to simulate trading in futures and options
  • Technological modeling to analyze real-world financial situations
  • Foundational investment experience through our fantasy portfolio simulation

A financial background can prepare you for a wide variety of rewarding careers for business, nonprofits and government agencies - overseeing budgets, managing assets and performing cost analysis. Plus, you can customize your curriculum to match your future professional aspirations.


Minor Options

Double-Major Option

Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Economics and Marketing majors may earn an additional major in Finance by completing the following coursework.

Bachelor's to Master's Option in Finance

For those students looking to earn their master's in finance, you can accelerate your MSF degree and earn your master's in 18 months or less by earning only 30 additional credit hours (rather than the standard 36-45) by planning your undergraduate programming accordingly.

For more information contact the Office of Admission at admission@lewisu.edu or call (815)836-5250.

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