Finance is a broad discipline covering topics that affect individuals, organizations and society. At Saint Joseph's, you'll gain exposure to all of these aspect of finance and prepare for careers in the financial realm. These careers require strong mathematical, computer and communication skills.
What is a Finance Major?
At Saint Joseph’s University, finance majors learn how individuals, businesses and governments raise money, select investments and manage resources, while gaining an innovative understanding of global financial markets.
Recently, Bloomberg for Education recognized the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University as an Experiential Learning Partner (ELP).
Ways to Study Finance at Saint Joseph's University
You can pursue a major in finance or a finance minor if you are majoring in another discipline. The minor can also serve as a complement to other business majors. Many students often decide to double major or add minors to their studies. Some common additional areas of study that students interested in major also pursue include:
A degree in finance from Saint Joseph's University provides appropriate preparation for those who wish to pursue graduate work in finance or other areas of business. You will be prepared to work in a wide range of industries, including economics, marketing, real estate, financial management, accounting and more. Students graduating with a degree in finance have gone on to pursue careers as:
Financial analysts & advisers
Real estate agents
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Career in Finance?
Our finance programs are flexible, allowing you to develop a curriculum tailored to your specific interests. As a finance major, you will take courses from across the finance curriculum, learning how fundamental financial decision-making tools are used in a variety of applications. This provides you with a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of financial management, preparing you for job opportunities in a wide-range of enterprises.
4+1 ACCELERATED BACHELOR'S/MASTER'S IN FINANCE
Saint Joseph's University offers an accelerated bachelor's/master's program that allows current undergraduate finance students to start earning their Finance M.S., Organization Development & Leadership M.S., or MBA with a focus in finance during their senior year. This model enables you to complete your undergraduate and graduate work in just five years, instead of the traditional six or seven. Combining your bachelor's with a master's degree can help you save time and money.
Finance majors interested in this unique option must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be provisionally accepted before they complete their bachelor’s degree.
The risk management and insurance major at Saint Joseph's University provides students with an in-depth understanding of how to project manage and assess financial risk within the insurance industry. This program offers a track in actuarial studies.
Saint Joseph’s University’s accounting major is one of only three AACSB-accredited programs in Pennsylvania. The accounting major will prepare you for a successful career in accounting as an ethical leader in business, government or the not-for-profit sector.