Whether you’re drawn to Wall Street and the high impact world of securities analysis, or aspire to a career in corporate financial management, managing alternative asset investments, or personal financial advising, a finance degree is the first step toward achieving your professional goals.

About this program

99.7%


Success Rate

The percent of our graduates who are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2016 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)

95.5%


Effective Practice

Majors who say that faculty utilized effective teaching practices (NSSE 2015)

Program Overview

Rachel Moon '16, MBA '18 introduced a panel during Quinnipiac University's annual Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VII Forum March 30, 2017 at the Midtown Hilton in New York.

Standing up

Rachel Moon '16, MBA '17 introduced a panel during Quinnipiac University's annual Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VII Forum March 30, 2017 at the Midtown Hilton in New York.

You are the investment


No organization, large or small, can function without the analytical tools used by financial professionals to formulate budgets, and by analysts to project future earnings and valuation. In our program, we’ll teach you the comprehensive skills necessary to manage assets wisely and pursue a career in corporate financial management, personal financial advising or in the banking industry. You’ll also acquire hands-on experience working in our Terry W. Goodwin ‘67 Financial Technology Center, where you can conduct trading simulations, develop financial models and analyze historic and real-time economic data as part of in-class activities.

To gain further practical knowledge, you’ll have internship opportunities as well as a chance to participate in the $1.6 million Student Managed Portfolio, an investment portfolio managed exclusively by students. Our finance program’s curriculum covers much of the material required by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute’s Level I exam.

If you’re interested in exploring extracurricular opportunities related to finance, you can join Quinnipiac’s student Investment Club, which hosts speakers, sponsors investment challenges that help develop crucial networking and leadership skills.  Select students also participate in inter-collegiate competitions, such as the CFA Institute’s Investment Research Challenge, the Rotman International Trading Competition and the Federal Reserve’s Fed Challenge. 

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Finance Curriculum

Graduation with a BS in finance requires that the student complete 122 credits.

Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Finance Core
FIN 310Investment Analysis3
FIN 320Financial Modeling3
FIN 350Financial Markets and Institutions3
FIN 360Financial Statement Analysis3
FIN 380Intermediate Corporate Finance3
FIN 485Derivative Securities3
Finance Electives
Students must complete 12 credits of finance electives. Of these 12 credits, students may apply up to 3 credits from the following courses toward their finance elective requirements:12
AC 305
Intermediate Accounting I
AC 323
Cost Accounting
AC 431
Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
CIS 350
Advanced Excel Programming (AC 350)
IB 335
International Finance
SB 360
International Microloan Funding
Open Electives
Select 15 credits15
Total Credits122

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Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment and number of graduates


Number of finance program graduates:

  • 2016-17: 111
  • 2015-16: 112
  • 2014-15: 80
  • 2013-14: 64
  • 2012-13: 69
  • 2011-12: 55

Student enrollment in finance in 2017-18: 349

Retention and graduation rates


  • School of Business freshman retention rate: 87%
  • School of Business 6-year graduation rate:  75%
  • School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%

Median starting salary


Median starting salary for finance program graduates: $55,000