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Department of Finance

The finance department at Saint Joseph’s University offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, preparing students for a wide variety of careers in finance, real estate, risk management and insurance, and so much more.

The Department of Finance is dedicated to teaching students how individuals, businesses, and governments raise money, select investments, and manage resources. Finance students also gain an understanding of global financial markets.

Finance is a broad discipline, covering topics that affect individuals, organizations and society. Careers in finance require strong mathematical, computer and communications skills, and faculty provide real-world experience from former positions in the industry to prepare students for successful careers after graduation.

The undergraduate and graduate finance programs at Saint Joseph’s University explore the current financial practices of both businesses and individuals in depth, preparing students for positions in banking institutions, large and small business enterprises, insurance companies, and investment firms. Programs are flexible, allowing students to develop a curriculum tailored to their specific interests in areas such as real estate, investments, and financial risk management.


Explore Our Department

Explore Our Department

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Finance Degree Programs

Ginette McManus

Our Faculty

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Student Resources

News and Announcements

Prominent Industry Leaders Join Haub’s Executive in Residence Program: The Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University expanded its Executive in Residence program with the addition of four new industry leaders starting this spring, including Michael Angelina is an insurance expert with more than 35 years of practical experience in consulting, executive and director roles throughout his career. Most recently, he served as the executive director for the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management.

Risk Management and Insurance Student Embraces Opportunities to Make a DifferenceWith support from Saint Joseph’s, Oumou Tounkara ’22, a risk management and insurance major from Guinea, is advancing in her field to promote new financial and technological ideas in her home country.

How Students Made the Most of their Internships and Co-ops During COVID-19: Finance majors Fernando Cordova '23 and Samantha Kovacs '23 share their experiences working at AmerisourceBergen and Johnson & Johnson, respectively, during the pandemic as part of Saint Joseph's co-op program.

What You Need to Know About the Effects of COVID-19 on the Real Estate Market: In a panel discussion hosted by Saint Joseph’s Real Estate and Construction Alumni Chapter, a group of industry experts discussed the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the real estate market.

Finance Students Beat the S&P While Managing Alumni-Backed Investment Fund: Alumnus Vince Lowry ’79 donated $100,000 for an investment fund to give real-world experience to students. Finance master’s degree students in the Haub School of Business managed the fund during the spring semester and beat the S&P 500 by more than 17%.

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Alumni Spotlight

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Saint Joseph's RMI program gave me the knowledge, skills and credibility to be able to land a job. The program gave me so much knowledge that I am able to keep up with seasoned underwriters and I have no doubt that the skills I have learned will only work to propel my growth in the future!"

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Elisa Khan '17

Senior Insurance Analyst, Exelon

Forrest Kerr '21

Saint Joseph's Real Estate and Construction alumni mentors encouraged and assisted me in branching out and expanding my real estate network. By doing so, I was able to form connections that helped me get a job."

Forrest Kerr '21

W. Forrest Kerr '21

Incoming Real Estate Analyst, Barings

Kristin Maier '18

Not only are the professors within the finance department extremely helpful and supportive, but they have assisted me in my classes first hand and have given me a broader knowledge within the world of finance."

Kristin Maier '18

Kristin Maier '18

Commercial Portfolio Manager, AVP, People's United Bank

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