The finance major, regardless of concentration, is 60 credits.
Bennies and Johnnies who graduate with a degree in finance may find careers as:
Financial planners (wealth managers)
Investment fund managers
Personal or commercial bankers
Private equity analysts
Our program offers three concentration choices to provide students the greatest flexibility in choosing a course of study while leveraging the strengths of our accounting, economics, finance, and math faculty. Three concentration options allow students the opportunity and flexibility to pursue individual interests within the field of finance as part of their broader liberal arts education at the colleges.
Generally, students choose a concentration by the end of their sophomore year, but in some cases there may be flexibility for adjustments as late as the junior year. Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s students work closely with their faculty advisor to discern the concentration and path to success that best aligns with the student’s aspirations.
The Finance major does not require an internship, but all students are encouraged to seek such opportunities during their time at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s. Students can begin exploring internships and related experiences as early as their first year. This will help them better understand the direction that appeals most to them. Faculty advisors are committed to supporting your exploration of such opportunities, and the annual Numbers Night event in the fall is a great place to start this exploration. In addition, the campus Experiential and Professional Development (XPD) office has several resources to support student exploration and development of the necessary skills for success in internship and job searches.