Finance focuses on risk and return. It is described as the science and art of managing money.
Why Finance is in Demand:
- According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to a “growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions” finance positions are growing faster than the average for employment in the United States.
- The job outlook for financial analysts is expected to grow 16%, and 9% for financial managers from 2012-2022. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
- The 2015 median pay for financial managers was $117,990, and $80,310 for financial analysts, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
- A bachelor’s degree in finance is the number one “Hot Degree to Pursue in 2014 and Beyond” according to university.com.
Is it for me?
- Would your teachers describe you as a logical thinker?
- Do you have a strong work ethic?
- Do you enjoy analyzing numerical data?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Finance
Many students come to The University of Scranton to learn finance, financial management and investments because they are attracted by its unrivalled facilities. Brennan Hall has the latest equipment in the labs, Bloomberg terminals in the Alperin Trading Room, and the high quality teaching facilities in the classrooms. When they leave, they remember the quality of professors. The students are well prepared for the real world challenges.
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Where will Finance take me?
One of the many reasons that students choose to major in finance at Scranton is our proximity to the financial capital of the world. New York City is just two hours from campus.
Our program will prepare you for a range of career choices in the corporate sector, financial services industry or government. Here are some examples of positions that await you:
- Financial Analyst
- Collateral Analyst
- Fixed Income Analyst
- Securities Broker
- Research Analyst
- Equity Analyst
Top Graduate Schools:
Thinking ahead to a master’s degree or Ph.D.? You’ve come to the right place. Scranton graduates are admitted to top graduate and professional schools throughout the country, including Ivy League universities. Examples include:
- Cornell School of Law
- Dickinson School of Law
- James Madison University
- Penn State University
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Chicago
- Villanova School of Law
- Wharton School of Business
If the financial services industry is where you want to launch your career, Scranton has a proven track record of getting ambitious students like you in a position to succeed.
Did you know that more than 1,000 Scranton alumni are CEOs of their company or organization?
Some of the most recognizable global investment banking and securities firms in the world employ University of Scranton finance graduates.
You don’t have to go to a university in New York to end up on Wall Street. These are just a few of the prestigious companies counting Scranton grads among their ranks:
- AXA Financial
- Bank of America
- Goldman Sachs
- JPMorgan Chase
- Morgan Stanley
But what happens if you have something else in mind? You’ll find Scranton finance graduates employed in a wide variety of private and public companies, non-profit organizations, or in the government.
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
As you walk across campus, you’ll often see students chatting with professors over coffee to bounce ideas.Faculty and staff make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. Our experienced instructors are not only top teachers and strong researchers, but also advocates for you professionally.