Why study finance at Illinois State University?

Studying finance and insurance at Illinois State gives you individualized training in small class sizes so that you succeed in the workplace, whether that takes you across town to State Farm’s headquarters or around the world to financial leaders in your home country. We tailor our programs so you’ll meet the requirements to become an accountant, an insurance agent and more.

  • Illinois State's insurance and risk management is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation.
  • The integrated bachelor's and master's accounting degrees allow you to graduate in five years and become eligible to sit for the CPA examination, the test you take to become an accountant.
  • Illinois State has AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. Less than 2% of the world's business schools have accreditation in both programs.
  • Finance students manage $1M portfolios as part of their degree.
  • Top employers of accounting and finance graduates include: Bank of America, Deloitte, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG or PwC.
#8 Best Insurance Program in the US U.S. News & World Report 2022 at ISU

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