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 MBA Degree
As a finance major, you may qualify for the 4+1 MBA program which would allow you to complete your MBA degree within a year of your undergraduate degree.
Upon graduation, finance majors enjoy an excellent job placement record. Employers of our recent graduates include:
- Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
- Frontier Communications
- Merrill Lynch
- Manning and Napier
- M&T Bank
- Mass Mutual
- Catholic Charities
- Morgan Stanley
- 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
Michael Bonner '16
Michael Bonner, an accounting and finance major and Spanish minor, spent his last semester at Fisher serving as an internal audit and advisory services intern with Constellation Brands, Inc.
Through his internship, Michael was challenged daily with new experiences. In particular, he performed numerous reviews of the company's internal controls and was responsible for preparing for year-end audits focusing on the company's information technology and its relation to financial statements.
Michael was especially eager to apply learning from the classroom to actual work-related projects, which helped deepen his understand of many accounting concepts and general skills. "Communication skills are extremely important to develop for professional growth," he recounted. "Communication is half of the job, especially in an audit position."
As a senior, Michael was recognized with the Charles P. Wolfe Award for his outstanding achievement in accounting and high degree of character and integrity in his dealings with his colleagues. He is now pursuing a career as an audit associate with KPMG in Los Angeles, California.