Results and Outcomes

Growth and stability in every sector of the economy is directly related to a number of factors, most notably, the management, borrowing and lending of money. A bachelor’s degree in Finance provides important training in the management of assets and liabilities, and an understanding of financial markets can lead to numerous careers in finance, insurance, accounting and a wide range of other fields.

Finance graduates from Saint Joseph’s are no exception. They have gone on to successful careers on many levels. Some of the positions recent graduates have accepted include:

  • Capital Market Analyst
  • Equity Portfolio Accountant
  • Hedge Fund Associate
  • Trader
  • Stock Broker
  • Portfolio Administrator
  • Cost Engineer
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Specialist
  • Management Trainee
  • Underwriter

Well-known businesses continue to recruit and hire Saint Joseph’s finance graduates on an annual basis. Among the more recent are the BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, Susquehanna International Group, and Merrill Lynch.

Other students choose to take their education to the next level and enter graduate school. Recent undergraduates have gone on to further study at, among other institutions, College of William & Mary, Temple University, Saint Joseph’s University and Villanova University.

High-demand professions in finance typically bring exciting career opportunities and attractive salaries. In the most recent survey year (2012)[1], the average starting salary for a Saint Joseph’s finance graduate was $58,000.

Chosen Career Paths

[1] Based on 12 respondents to CDC survey