North Central College - Naperville, IL

Finance

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.

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Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.
North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved its first top 10 placement in an annual international competition.
Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

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Internships

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

Careers

Recent graduates in finance include:

  • Junior analyst, Capstone Financial Services
  • Credit analyst, Park National Bank
  • Web project manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
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

Ricky has good instincts. He chose North Central because he knew he'd have the chance to build relationships with his professors in small classes. He quickly got to know Andy Whitaker, professor of economics and finance, whom he credits with helping him land an internship with the financial services firm Robert W. Baird. "Professor Whitaker knew the managing director and put in a word for me, which led to an interview," he says. "That's just one example of the networking opportunities at North Central. Our professors have diverse and rich backgrounds in finance, so get to know them as soon as you can. It pays off!"

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...