BBA: Finance Major

Degree Maps/Sample Schedules Listed by Catalog Year

Finance Major

FINANCE MAJORS >>> Take your classes in sequence. Prerequisites, required and elective finance courses, and course sequencing:

The Finance major is offered through the Finance Department. It offers you the opportunity to focus your undergraduate studies in:

Note: Finance students are eligible for minors in Banking and in the Insurance Studies Program.


Sample Careers

Finance majors are in high demand and command some of the highest salaries for new college graduates. Graduates pursue a wide variety of careers throughout today’s global economy and can work for corporations, stock brokerage firms, banks, insurance agencies and companies, in their own companies and in government. See more sample careers at NMSU’s Information on Majors:

  • Actuary
  • Bank Examiner
  • Bank Manager or Officer
  • Capital Budget Analyst
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Corporate Controller
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • Employee Benefits Administrator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Insurance Agency Owner or Producer
  • Loan Examiner
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Risk Management Director
  • Securities Analyst
  • Stock Broker
  • Underwriter

Who Hires Our Graduates?

Many NMSU students get their career start at Vanguard. Approximately 24 NMSU alumni work at Vanguard and have formed their own unofficial alumni club. Pictured below are 15 of the “club” members.

Left to right: Samuel Castaneda, Jared Leadingham, Aubrey Jimenez, Lila (Jones) Semrau, Brook Eagleman, Kevin Lett, Stacy Best, Matthew James Kocourek, Jeffrey Ortega, Jessica Arias, Matthew Nervis , C.J. Dennis, Michael Schafer, Donny Jones, Julian Tarazona. (Submitted photo)

Left to right: Samuel Castaneda, Jared Leadingham, Aubrey Jimenez, Lila (Jones) Semrau, Brook Eagleman, Kevin Lett, Stacy Best, Matthew James Kocourek, Jeffrey Ortega, Jessica Arias, Matthew Nervis , C.J. Dennis, Michael Schafer, Donny Jones, Julian Tarazona. (Submitted photo)