North Central College - Naperville, IL


Why choose finance at North Central College?

We’ve carefully balanced finance courses that develop practical career knowledge with economics courses that promote abstract thinking, creating a broad set of skills that employers value. With this major under your belt, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running whether you find yourself in the field of corporate finance, investments, financial services, law or government.

You can also:

  • Visit the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange and Federal Reserve.
  • Compete for internships and job opportunities arranged through faculty, alumni and our Career Development office.
  • Join student organizations like the Bulls and Bears finance club, which arranges networking events and guest speakers.
  • Add an economics major by including two additional courses in your schedule.


Klariza Alvaran '13
Some 29 North Central students were selected for 52 actual interviews—more than any other college represented at ISCPA Fall Interview Day.
Tyler Bixby ’16
North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed the industry’s tough actuarial science exams, giving them a professional edge.
Eva Shinikova ’15
Eva Shinikova ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.



  • Financial services intern, Wachovia, Naperville
  • Mortgage lender, Aspen Mortgage Corporation, Naperville
  • Retirement planning, Northwestern Mutual, Lombard, IL
  • Financial advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Naperville

Graduate Schools

Recent gradates in economics have been accepted at:

  • University of Bath (England)
  • Iowa State University
  • Clemson University (South Carolina)
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Missouri 


Recent graduates in finance include:

  • Junior analyst, Capstone Financial Services
  • Credit analyst, Park National Bank
  • Web project manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Northern Trust
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers
  • Analyst at MUFG Union Bank
  • Health Benefits Analyst Segal Consulting
  • UBS Financial Services
Actuarial Science, Economics, and Finance triple major

When it came to choosing a career, Eva knew exactly where she belonged. In high school, Eva’s love of mathematics grew to include economics and finance. Combining these interests with an enthusiasm for solving real-world problems made a triple major in actuarial science, economics and finance a perfect fit.

Eva is already benefitting from her experience in these majors. At the College’s annual Fall Interview Day, Eva interviewed with her current employer.

“Fall Interview Day is an opportunity for actuarial candidates to meet with prospective employers and interview for internships and full-time positions. This led to me doing what I love for a living!”

Eva also feels that she has benefitted...

Finance major

“A nice benefit of a major in finance is it’s easy to be involved in any student organization on campus because each is required to have a treasurer. There’s no limit to the opportunities available to finance majors.”

Chosen treasurer of the College Union Activity Board, Tyler manages a large budget and works with nearly every student organization on campus. “I help organizations create budgets to propose to the finance committee and I’m constantly updating and monitoring those budgets.”

Campus activities like these opened doors for Tyler to intern at the financial advising company First Investors and to work during his senior year at Zurich Insurance Group, where he gained experience in different...

Finance major

"My teachers care about me and will help me succeed in any way." In fact, Peter says, "The professors care about all the students' success and treat them as people, not numbers."

But numbers is what Peter is studying--particularly, numbers related to finance.

"I love learning how money changes hands and the countless ways money can be made and lost in the markets. I've always been interested in investment tools and how they work and, now, learning about the economy and why our country and European countries are having financial crises."

Peter says the education he's received at North Central has put him in a position to be successful and find his place in the world. "My professors and the...

Finance major

When it comes to leadership roles in student organizations, Bob says he and his fellow finance majors have a big advantage.

“Every club needs a treasurer to handle the budget,” he says. “So there’s a place for us in any organization.”

Bob’s favorite student group is the Bulls and Bears club, which brings finance professionals to campus for speaking events. It gives students an opportunity to network and receive advice from many experts in their field.

“It’s also a great club because you get to know the finance and economics faculty a little better,” Bob says.

With help from North Central’s...


North Central football star Alex entered his senior season with a career victory; he had accepted a job offer from EY (formerly Ernst & Young), a multinational professional services firm.

A four-time Academic All-American in football, Alex went on to be named North Central’s Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete at the College’s annual Honors Convocation. He also conducted independent research, which he presented at the Illinois Accounting Teacher’s Conference. He credits his career readiness to the fast pace and dynamic curriculum of his finance classes.

“In finance, standards always change,” he said. “At North Central, students can get credits from attending conferences and taking new courses...