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
Ryan Lawrence '16
Ryan Lawrence, an accounting and finance major with a minor in Spanish, spent the winter of his senior year as an audit intern with Deloitte.
Through his internship, Ryan gained hands-on experience in the accounting field while building relationships and developing technical skills. His main work involved reconciling account balances to make sure they were free from material misstatements. In doing so, Ryan was able to see the specific procedures used by accountants to prepare the financial statements which investors, creditors, and other users utilize to make strategic decisions.
"Building relationships and clearly communicating with others are not easy tasks," he says. "If anyone is on the fence about taking an internship, I recommend they jump right in. There is nothing to lose and you will always gain valuable experience."
Ryan is currently enrolled in Fisher's MBA program with a concentration in accounting. He has already accepted a full-time position with Deloitte in Houston, Texas which will begin in fall 2017.