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
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.