Finance (BBA)

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By studying finance at DSU (offered on campus), you’ll develop essential skills for personal, corporate, and public finance to make you immediately employable. But you’ll develop them with a focus on the technology that fuels the modern finance system—giving you the knowledge to lead financial teams or start your own business.

You'll learn how to use software to make informed predictions about investments and insurance and analyze many issues in economics and finance. You can even couple your finance major with other tech-focused programs to give you a unique edge in the job market.

Benefits of studying finance at DSU

Class size in finance courses is typically small with 15-25 students per class. Internships are encouraged and we’ll help you find them. Outside of class, you can participate in a number of student activities and clubs, including Finance, Investment, and Real Estate (FIRE) Club and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club. Scholarships and grants are also available for finance students.

Integrated technology

Technology is incorporated into most of the upper-level finance courses. You’ll learn to use web applications to extract all types of financial data available online and in public databases. You’ll use online investment games for hands-on learning experiences and build forecasting models.


ACBSP LogoOur bachelor of business administration program is one of the few in South Dakota accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This means that in addition to meeting all evaluation criteria and curriculum standards, DSU is also involved in the creation of innovative programs. This additional accreditation means your degree will be recognized wherever you go.

Possible job titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Banker
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Securities trade
  • And more

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking with our plan of study.

Schedule a campus visit to meet business professors and students in the department and see the campus.

You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.