The Saint Joseph’s University Finance Department explores in great depth the current financial practices of both organizations and individuals, and prepares students to handle these practices in an ever-changing marketplace. The range of knowledge instilled in SJU’s finance majors is vast, ensuring the understanding of the financial function in business and the management of assets and liabilities. Graduates of the Finance Department move on to professional positions with banking institutions, finance, departments of business enterprises, insurance companies, and investment companies.
Of the many resources available to finance majors at Saint Joseph’s, perhaps the most notable is the Wall Street Trading Room, located in Mandeville Hall. The room provides access to electronic sources of financial and investment data, analytical tools, and trading simulations. Thus, classes are able to work more effectively, with hands-on learning and enhancements to curriculum. The trading simulations provide for real-life experiences, and the continuous access to financial data/software creates an integrated learning environment.
Want to get involved? The Stock Portfolio Competition gives participants an opportunity to learn about investing in a fun, risk-free way. Students can take full advantage of the resources at the university, including the Wall Street Trading Room. Directions will be posted at the beginning of each semester for how to set up your portfolio. To sign up, visit www.marketwatch.com/game/sjuhawk. Students can also join Gamma Iota Sigma, The International Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science Collegiate Fraternity. The Alpha Omega Chapter at SJU seeks to cultivate relationships by connecting educators, students, and representatives from the insurance industry to encourage and foster further interest in insurance and risk management as well as network for careers upon graduation.