Finance Program

Why Study Finance?

At Fisher, you'll gain a deep understanding of current finance theories, practical applications of those theories, and the ethical problems you may encounter in your professional career.

The B.S. in Finance program blends liberal arts learning and professional education to help you develop critical-thinking skills, leadership abilities, and a commitment to ethical decision-making.

A Balanced Approach to Curriculum

Fisher's Finance courses will provide you with a well-balanced education that emphasizes practice as well as theory and implementation as well as diagnosis and decision.

Finance majors often pursue careers such as:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager

Accelerated Time to an M.B.A. Degree

As a Finance major, you may qualify for the 4+1 M.B.A. program which would allow you to complete your M.B.A. degree within a year of your undergraduate degree.

Career Success

Upon graduation, Finance majors enjoy an excellent job placement record. Employers of our recent graduates include:

  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
  • Xerox
  • Frontier Communications
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Manning and Napier
  • M&T Bank
  • Mass Mutual
  • Catholic Charities
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Wegmans
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • U.S. Army
  • AXA Financial Advisors

Placement survey feedback indicates that the mid-range of starting salaries for our graduates varies widely, but it is not uncommon to see starting figures in the mid-$40,000 range.

Finance Internships Spotlight

Matthew Morrisey

Matthew Morrisey '15

Matthew Morrisey, a senior corporate finance and marketing major, is spending his spring 2015 semester interning as an Attorney Relations Manager at DebtorWise Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable financial education to financially distressed and low-income households.

Matthew begins his days by meeting with Human Resources and Compliance managers to discuss the status of projects and review goals and objectives for the week. He also replies to attorney’s questions and concerns, and
suggests additional services to fit their needs. Additionally he checks for relevant industry information from the Department of Justice and news outlets to find appropriate content for marketing e-blasts and social media posts.

After graduation, Matt plans on taking a year to travel the world to gain better insight into global advertising trends, as well as identifying consumer sentiment toward advertising in a variety of locations. He believes this will place him in a unique position to offer a company a combination of global insight, real world experience, and a recognized degree that will set him apart from peers in the industry.


Latest Finance News


Jill Knittel ’94, ’03 (MBA) Honored as St. John Fisher College’s Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year

Jill Knittel ’94, ’03 (MBA) Honored as St. John Fisher College’s Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year


St. John Fisher College recognized Jill Knittel as the 2015 Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year during the 26th annual Accounting Awards Banquet, held Thursday, March 19. Knittel, financial advisor at Sage Rutty & Co., Inc., was honored for her noteworthy career achievements, significant humanitarian efforts, and outstanding contributions to the Fisher community. Read More


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