Finance + Data Science

Major Description

The Department of Finance sponsors this major in collaboration with the Departments of Statistics, Computer Science, iSchool, and Mathematics. The Finance + Data Science Major is designed for students seeking to supplement their finance foundation with a strong background in data science. This major prepares students for professional or graduate work in all Finance fields, particularly those focused on data analytics.

Courses That Introduce the Major:
  • FIN 221- Corporate Finance
  • CS 107- Data Science Discovery or IS 107 or STAT 107
Possible Career Opportunities:

The study of finance is designed to provide students with both the theoretical background and the analytic tools required to make effective financial judgments. Finance students select careers in business financial management, financial analysis, commercial and investment banking, investments, government finance, insurance, and real estate.

  • Account Executive
  • Account/Branch Manager
  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Credit Advisor
  • Employee Benefits
  • Financial Auditor
  • Financial Data Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Manager
  • Researcher
  • Sales
  • Stockbroker
  • Some careers may require education beyond an undergraduate degree.

  • Active listening
  • Writing & Speaking skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Prepare/organize records
  • Plan & Administer budgets
Enhancing Your Academic Experience:
  • Data Science Club
  • Finance Academy
Further Information:

There are several professional organizations dedicated to Finance. Their websites might be able to provide a glimpse into the world of Finance. These organizations include the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.The Finance + Data Science Major is among the three newest Gies College majors. The Finance + Data Science Major was introduced to campus in August 2022.