The finance profession offers a rewarding career path for young, ambitious college students who aspire to make a significant impact in the world of business. Imagine yourself working in a dynamic environment, analyzing complex financial data to devise winning investments strategies, or helping companies to secure the funding they need to grow and prosper.
As a finance professional, you’ll gain exposure to various aspects of the economy, allowing you to expand your knowledge base and skillset. You’ll work alongside a diverse group of professionals, such as analysts, traders, advisors, and corporate executives as you navigate the ever-evolving global financial landscape.
The opportunities for growth abound. Your career will be marked by continuous learning, intellectual challenges, and the thrill of navigating the financial markets.
At St. John Fisher University, our student-focused faculty are dedicated to creating a stimulating and engaging learning environment. Through their guidance and mentorship, you will develop practical skills and deep insights into the world of finance, honing your abilities in areas such as financial analysis, risk management, and portfolio optimization.
Our innovative curriculum blends theory with hands-on experiences, giving you the opportunity to put your newfound knowledge to the test. Participate in exciting real-world projects, collaborate with fellow students to manage investment portfolios, and compete in prestigious case competitions that showcase your financial acumen.
As a finance major at St. John Fisher University, you’ll have access to exceptional resources, including a state-of-the-art trading lab equipped with Bloomberg terminals and cutting-edge software. Additionally, our strong industry connections and dedicated career services will help you to secure internships and job placements at institutions aligned with your career goals.
The Department of Accounting and Finance offers a Bachelor of Science in Finance with two areas of emphasis. We offer a track in corporate finance for those students interested in careers in financial analysis, credit analysis, security analysis and banking, and who also might be interested in obtaining the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation. We also offer a track in financial planning for those students interested in careers as financial advisors, investment advisors, insurance advisors, and estate planning advisors, and who also might be interested in obtaining the certified financial planner (CFP) designation.