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Get ready for a career in finance & banking

Understand the flood of financial information that society has become increasingly exposed to in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Investor’s Business Daily.

Finance Major

Prepare for employment in one of the fastest growing and highest paid career options available today. Jobs in finance are plentiful in both the public and private sectors.

What Will I Learn?

Students who take this option study financial markets in general with specific attention paid to portfolio management, money and capital markets, money and banking, options, international finance and more. The finance program is excellent preparation for careers in both commercial and investment banking, law or graduate school.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Gain real world experience through internships and independent studies with faculty acting as mentors.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Our Courses Open Doors to Career Opportunities

The specialized courses in public finance, money and banking, money and capital markets, stock market investment and analysis, corporate financial analysis, econometric, economic issues in economics and finance lead to careers in:

  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Market analysis
  • Brokerage security sales
  • Consulting
  • Budget analyst
  • Business economist
  • Transportation planning
  • Forecasting
  • Market research
  • Commodity analysis
  • Actuary
  • Census bureau
  • Tax analysis
  • E-commerce
  • Or pursue an advanced degree (M.B.A. or Ph.D.) in any area of business

Recent graduates of this program are now working for Salomon SmithBarney, Goldman Sachs, UBS PaineWebber, and Cantor Fitzgerald, to name a few of the companies interested in hiring our graduates.

Earning a four-year degree in economics is also great preparation for law school. One of our graduates, Ms. Jessica Rowe, earned her law degree at Syracuse University and is now working as an attorney for Harris Beach in Plattsburgh.

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