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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.
The gold standard in finance
Our finance program’s curriculum meets the highest standards required by the finance world, and covers material required by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute’s Level I exam.
Thanks to a special University Affiliation with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute, you’ll have access to the kinds of resources utilized by veteran investment management professionals. Whether or not you are interested in pursuing chartered financial analyst designation in the future, these resources advance your knowledge of the standards, principles and practices of the field.
The Terry W. Goodwin '67 Financial Technology Center is a hands-on, experiential classroom.
Prepare to navigate the world of finance
Internships play a significant role in building a professional demeanor and making contacts in and around the finance industry. Thanks to a deep network of partnerships and our close proximity to New York and Boston, our students have an opportunity to intern with some of the most respected companies and organizations in the surrounding area.
The first impressions our students give are lasting ones, and the companies they intern for recognize them for their work ethic, adaptability and creativity. In many cases, they are offered full-time positions by the end of their internships, or upon graduation.
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 Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|FIN 310||Investment Analysis||3|
|FIN 320||Financial Modeling||3|
|FIN 350||Financial Markets and Institutions||3|
|FIN 360||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|FIN 380||Intermediate Corporate Finance||3|
|FIN 485||Derivative Securities||3|
|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|
|Intermediate Accounting I|
|Federal Income Taxation of Individuals|
|Advanced Excel Programming (AC 350)|
|International Microloan Funding|
|Select 15 credits||15|
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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