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Finance Major

Put your analytical skills to work with a degree in finance. As a finance major at WLC, you’ll learn how to streamline business operations through financial planning, investing, problem solving, and budgeting.

You’ll learn from faculty experts with diverse finance experience as you explore mathematical and statistical principles and how they apply to real-world business situations. You’ll also analyze and deliver presentations on financial problems that impact organizations. As a graduate, you’ll be excellent with numbers and well prepared to work with clients, communicate effectively, and make decisions grounded in research

A finance degree from WLC combines Christian ethics with business savvy, and prepares you to navigate the day-to-day needs of organizations and complex financial decisions efficiently and effectively. You’ll build your business acumen and have a solid foundation to step into career roles such as:

  • Financial planner
  • Budget manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Actuary
  • Credit analyst
  • Insurance agent

Whether you choose to join a large corporation, a small business or nonprofit organization, or operate your own business, you’ll graduate with a sense of purpose, prepared for success.

Our business graduates are highly sought after by major companies in the Milwaukee area, with many actively inquiring about our students prior to graduation. Within our programs you will have no trouble finding opportunities to interview for internships in large corporations, small businesses, or nonprofits. We have a positive reputation of providing interns who are hard working and excellent communicators. We enable you to activate your greatest potential.

Our expert faculty know what they’re talking about because they’ve lived it

Within the School of Business at Wisconsin Lutheran College, you'll learn from business leaders who’ve worked at some of the largest and most prestigious companies on the Fortune 500 list, while gaining the skills and knowledge needed to apply critical thinking and analysis to business trends, organizations, and industries.

More importantly, our business faculty are Christian leaders, who have learned how to excel in the business world without compromising their faith or morals. They are not simply teaching you from a textbook. The stories and insights about how to succeed in business come from real-life experience. You get to inherit those insights directly from the source.

You’ll be set up to succeed. Class sizes are small, TAs are non-existent, and you won't find sprawling lecture halls here. WLC is a place where you develop personal relationships with not only your classmates but also your professors. They want you to succeed academically as well as grow spiritually in a safe, nurturing environment.

Gain first-hand experience in Warrior Investment Club

Utilizing the gift of a generous donor, the Warrior Investment Club provides you with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in security analysis and porfolio strategies. Each month, you’ll meet to discuss market conditions, the club’s portfolio, and if appropriate, make buy and sell recommendations. In addition, the club invites local investment professionals to campus to speak and meet with club members. The student-managed fund has been so successful that it has the potential to generate scholarships for our finance majors.

Your experiences on campus and the relationships you build with your classmates and faculty will be fun and rewarding. We believe that when you graduate you’ll be ready for a professional and meaningful career.

Finance Advising Resources

Connect with School of Business Faculty

Peter Eppen
Peter Eppen Business Administration Assistant Professor 414.443.8830 peter.eppen@wlc.edu
Donald Kudek
Donald Kudek Business Administration Assistant Professor 414.443.8579 donald.kudek@wlc.edu
Gregg Pfarr
Gregg Pfarr Business Administration Assistant Professor 414.443.8928 gregg.pfarr@wlc.edu
Jason Van Acker
Jason Van Acker Business Administration Assistant Lecturer 414.443.8763 jason.vanacker@wlc.edu
Greta Wagner
Greta Wagner Business Administration Visiting Professor 414.443.8543 greta.wagner@wlc.edu
Lisa Derouin
Lisa Derouin Accounting Assistant Professor 414.443.8576 lisa.derouin@wlc.edu
Scott Martens
Scott Martens Sports Management Assistant Lecturer 414.443.8729 scott.martens@wlc.edu