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 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.

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 corporate finance and marketing major, spent his senior spring 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 began 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 replied to attorney’s questions and concerns, and suggested additional services to fit their needs. Additionally he checked 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


Professor Shares Business Expertise through Fulbright, Aims to Erupt Economic Development on Volcanic Island of Rodrigues

Professor Shares Business Expertise through Fulbright, Aims to Erupt Economic Development on Volcanic Island of Rodrigues


This summer, Dr. Merouane Lakehal-Ayat, a professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance in the School of Business, will travel to Rodrigues, a small volcanic island in the heart of the Indian Ocean. His second trip to the island, he’ll be meeting with government officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce to analyze plans to grow the small country’s economy and ecotourism. Lakehal-Ayat was tapped to serve as an expert counsel to the country through the Fulbright Senior Specialist program. Read More


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