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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance

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Choose Saint Rose for your Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Want to be ready on Day One for the myriad challenges of business – from expanding your market share to innovating products and services to managing a multinational workforce?

Your analytical thinking, quantitative skills, and ambition to excel in the financial industry could be a perfect fit for a bachelor’s in finance from Saint Rose. We provide you with a solid foundation of business and accounting plus a keen understanding of finance and strong financial skills, and give you plenty of opportunity to put your knowledge to practical use in real-world situations.

We put theory into action with our BBA in Finance program – whether it’s internship opportunities, trading and investment competitions, or training for professional presentations of your investment strategies and performance.

We offer the perfect foundational training in investment, corporate finance and banking, accounting, and financial institutions, while helping students grow into professionals who give back to their communities and act with integrity.

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At the Huether School of Business, we develop professionals who understand the human, organizational, financial, global, and promotional sides to running and growing a business. Are you ready to make a deal?

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Learn Like a Boss

EARN A BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S IN FOUR YEARS.

In addition to our traditional bachelor’s degree Saint Rose now offers our 2-in-4 program, which allows students to save time, money, and get ahead by earning both their bachelor’s and master’s in four years.

EXPLORE 2-IN-4 PROGRAMS

Program Highlights

You’ll learn from experienced faculty who are focused on your success, alongside bright, motivated classmates who challenge and support you.

  • Finish both your B.S. and your MBA in as few as four years with our 2-in-4 program.
  • Qualify for the Ruggiero Honors Internship Scholarship, which provides financial support for your summer internship.
  • Develop a strong portfolio of presentations and business plans, and create and present your business plans to working professionals starting in your first year.
  • Participate in faculty-led study-abroad programs during mid-semester breaks, visiting companies in a variety of countries.
  • Enjoy cutting-edge, professional research and analysis tools, such as Capital IQ, for your classroom work, investment competitions, and research competitions.
  • Enjoy classes with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1.

Curriculum and Internships

Gain a strong foundation in business essentials, including financial management, operations, organizational behavior, communications, accounting, global business, and marketing.

Choose a specialized track of small business and entrepreneurship, managerial accounting, human resources, or an individualized focus you design with your advisor.

At the Huether School of Business, your required internship provides an opportunity to get invaluable work experience to accelerate your career. You’ll be individually guided by our dedicated internship coordinator, who helps you sharpen your resume, strengthen your interview skills, and find the perfect placemen for your interests and career path.

Course Requirements

  • Business Administration students will successfully make business decisions applying knowledge of the functional areas of business.

Saint Rose truly helped me shape my career. We were able to have our own portfolio and invest it, learning the values of entrepreneurship, of taking risks, and most important of learning from all experiences whilst being the best teammate.

The professors and tutors gave me life advice that I will always cherish, and my hard work and drive are thanks to them. All courses push you out of your comfort zone and open new horizons, getting you ready to succeed in your next stage of life."

Maria Sanchez Gonzalez, Saint Rose alum, former women's basketball player, now a buyer for Nike in Paris

Maria Sanchez Gonzalez ‘17

Women’s apparel retail buyer, Nike, Paris, France

Saint Rose was the platform I needed to grow as an individual and led to opportunities I may not have received if I had gone elsewhere.

I still have the notebooks I used in many of my courses, knowing that one day I will own my own business, and will have the skills to take with me, wherever I go."

Read her Story

Sara Biancosino

Sara Biancosino ’17

Product development manager, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore, Maryland

Meet Our Huether School of Business Faculty

Our faculty are great scholars, but your success is their top priority. That’s why Saint Rose has been named a top 25 college for professors who excel at teaching undergraduates by U.S. News & World Report for the second year.
Yu-Jung Avis Professor of Finance

National Taiwan University Law School; LLB, The State University of New York at Binghamton; MBA; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Ph.D., (1994)

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Haidy H. Brown Assistant Professor of Management

BA State University of New York, Albany, MPA, State University of New York, Rockefeller College, Albany, PhD, State University of New York, Rockefeller College, Albany (2018)

Warren Cook Assistant Professor of Management

BA Washington State Vancouver, MBA Washington State Vancouver, Ph.D., Washington State University Pullman (2019)

John F. Dion Associate Professor of Marketing

BA, Beloit College; MBA, Western New England University; DBA, Grenoble Ecole de Management and Newcastle University (2013)

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Yu-Jung AvisProfessor of Finance

National Taiwan University Law School; LLB, The State University of New York at Binghamton; MBA; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Ph.D., (1994)

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Haidy H. BrownAssistant Professor of Management

BA State University of New York, Albany, MPA, State University of New York, Rockefeller College, Albany, PhD, State University of New York, Rockefeller College, Albany (2018)

Warren CookAssistant Professor of Management

BA Washington State Vancouver, MBA Washington State Vancouver, Ph.D., Washington State University Pullman (2019)

John F. DionAssociate Professor of Marketing

BA, Beloit College; MBA, Western New England University; DBA, Grenoble Ecole de Management and Newcastle University (2013)

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Angela Gordon Associate Professor of Business Administration

BA, Russell Sage College; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., The State University of New York at Albany (2006)

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Jaeyeon Hwang Assistant Professor of Business Administration

M.S., Yonsei University; Ph.D., Florida State University (2014)

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Scott Jerris Associate Professor of Accounting

BS, State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Purdue University (2018)

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Christopher Lucarelli Assistant Professor of Business Administration

BS, University of Wisconsin; MBA, Russell Sage College; MS, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (January 1999)

Angela GordonAssociate Professor of Business Administration

BA, Russell Sage College; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., The State University of New York at Albany (2006)

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Jaeyeon HwangAssistant Professor of Business Administration

M.S., Yonsei University; Ph.D., Florida State University (2014)

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Scott JerrisAssociate Professor of Accounting

BS, State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Purdue University (2018)

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Christopher LucarelliAssistant Professor of Business Administration

BS, University of Wisconsin; MBA, Russell Sage College; MS, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (January 1999)

Mark Michalisin Sales Professional in Residence

Sales Professional in Residence Mark Michalisin joined Saint Rose in 2019 with 25 years of experience in the business-to-business sales industry. In his time with SCA Tissue and Morcon, Michalisin developed customer bases both domestically and internationally, utilizing his relationship-building and sales expertise.

During his first year at the Huether School of Business, Michalisin formed the Saint Rose chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a co-ed fraternity for students interested in sales, marketing, and management, led students in regional and national sales competitions, and invited industry experts into his classroom to help students network and build strong relationships with sales professionals.

Charles Murray Assistant Professor of Economics

Harrisburg Community College, A.A., Shippensburg University, BS, BA, Iowa State University, Ph.D., (1998)

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Frank Venezia Assistant Professor of Accounting

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology, MS, The College of Saint Rose, CPA (2019)

Zhengjun Wang Assistant Professor of Business Administration

BA Zhejiang University, MBA Kent State University, Ph.D. Louisiana State University (2015)

Mark MichalisinSales Professional in Residence

Sales Professional in Residence Mark Michalisin joined Saint Rose in 2019 with 25 years of experience in the business-to-business sales industry. In his time with SCA Tissue and Morcon, Michalisin developed customer bases both domestically and internationally, utilizing his relationship-building and sales expertise.

During his first year at the Huether School of Business, Michalisin formed the Saint Rose chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a co-ed fraternity for students interested in sales, marketing, and management, led students in regional and national sales competitions, and invited industry experts into his classroom to help students network and build strong relationships with sales professionals.

Charles MurrayAssistant Professor of Economics

Harrisburg Community College, A.A., Shippensburg University, BS, BA, Iowa State University, Ph.D., (1998)

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Frank VeneziaAssistant Professor of Accounting

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology, MS, The College of Saint Rose, CPA (2019)

Zhengjun WangAssistant Professor of Business Administration

BA Zhejiang University, MBA Kent State University, Ph.D. Louisiana State University (2015)

Dandan Wu Associate Professor of Finance

Beihang University; BS, Washington State University; Ph.D., (2011)

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Dandan WuAssociate Professor of Finance

Beihang University; BS, Washington State University; Ph.D., (2011)

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The Huether School of Business grounds students in foundational and experiential knowledge, preparing them to become confident  leaders at all levels of an organization. Complementing our expert classroom instruction are a variety of hands-on experiences, from group projects and simulations to career fairs and required internships.

But really, just like any healthy business, the most important part of our school is the relationships. Students from diverse backgrounds learn to work together toward a greater purpose — whether it’s constructing a successful business plan or problem solving for clients — preparing them for any office environment."

Dr. Rajarshi Aroskar

Dean of The Huether School of Business

Career Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

$72,250 The median annual wage for business and financial occupations in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

5% growth
Employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 476,200 new jobs.

Recent Employers of Saint Rose BS Business Administration Graduates:

  • Pioneer Bank
  • Eden Renewable
  • Madison Square Garden Sports
  • Nike
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • McDonald’s Corp.
  • Mastercard Worldwide
  • Redburn

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Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out. We’re here to help.

Christopher Lucarelli

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