Bachelor of Science

Just as a savvy advisor prepares clients for ups and downs in the market, the Finance major equips graduates to take on a perpetually evolving professional landscape. A balanced curriculum of financial economics, applied statistics and accounting leads to career opportunities across business sectors and across the globe.

Did You Know?

  • Finance has been the third most popular major at Wake Forest among graduates in recent years (2019-23).
  • Recent graduates have accepted first jobs in 11 foreign countries.


Sample courses for students studying Finance include:

  • Private Equity
  • Financial Modeling
  • Risk Management
  • International Finance

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Practical Experience & Skills

Students gain the skills and knowledge to value cash flows and assets, analyze the financial performance of firms, determine strategies to enhance the value of the firm, analyze portfolios, value financial securities, and understand domestic and international capital markets.

Students in this program will develop the following skills:

  • Communication (oral and written)
  • Analytical skills
  • Data analysis
  • Technical skills
  • Financial modeling
  • Accuracy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making
  • Critical thinking
  • Quantitative and qualitative skills

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Clubs & Organizations

Finance students participate in the following clubs and organizations:

  • Finance Club
  • Campus Grounds
  • Case Competition Club
  • Dow Jones Club
  • Hydrating Humanitate

Career Outcomes

Careers that often interest Finance majors include:

  • Budget Analyst
  • CFO
  • Credit Analyst
  • Economist
  • Finance Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Treasurer

Graduates are working in investment banking; as traders on Wall Street; as accountants; attorneys; and even an NFL quarterback.

Related Programs

Those who are interested in Finance also consider the following programs:


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