Finance Department at K-State
The finance program provides a high quality educational experience to our students. The courses blend theory with practice. Through a carefully designed curriculum, we offer four areas of specialization within finance, management, controllership, service, and analyst, to help you prepare for the finance career of your choice.
Finance students have a 99 percent employment rate 3 months after graduation. Some of our recent students have graduated with offers from: Koch Industries, Cerner, Phillips 66, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte Consulting and many other companies. The average starting salary of our graduates is $52,000. Last year we awarded more than $125,000 worth of scholarships to our students.
Student Finance Association is one of the most active student organizations in the college and provides opportunities for corporate visits, career exposure, and opportunities to network with successful alumni.
Students manage The Dennis and Sally vonWaaden Student Investment Fund worth more than $1,000,000. Students gain real world experience in stock valuation and investing.
Initiatives Supported by the Department of Finance
K-State Finance Scholars Program
The K-State Finance Scholars Program prepares high-achieving finance students for careers within target finance sectors by providing unique resources and opportunities. Each student is carefully selected into the program, trained and coached in advanced finance knowledge, technical abilities, and soft skills to be competitive for internship and full-time career opportunities. Training resources, alumni events and workshops, company visits, finance competitions, resume and interview coaching, networking, and social events are some of the unique experiences provided to K-State Finance Scholars. This innovative program serves top finance students who are committed to a rigorous curriculum and to the prospects of a rewarding career in the financial industry. Learn more here.