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
Stefani Hetelekides '15
Senior finance major Stefani Hetelekides is currently an intern with Canal View Financial Advisors, a franchise of Ameriprise Financial.
One of the things she loves about her job is the fact that it is always changing, and there are constantly new things to be done. Her responsibilities involve client preparation and follow-up work for advisors in the office, including Morningstar reports, Portfolio manager reports, and other data collection. She also has the opportunity to sit in on client appointments as a concierge. Most recently, Hetelekides was named a main support for one of the advisors in the office, which has given her the additional opportunity to share investment recommendations.
By the end of her internship she hopes to have the knowledge and tools necessary to begin a successful career in financial advising. She has been offered a position with Canal View Financial Advisors upon graduation, and will be on a one-year track to becoming a Financial Advisor.