In this hands-on major, students engage in computerized trading and investment competitions on their way to managing actual investment portfolios.

Seniors take on the role of professional asset manager in every respect—including presentations to outside shareholders on strategy and performance. Of late, that performance has been impressive. The student-managed funds earned a combined return of 17% over seven months in 2014-15, winning the Saint Rose team third place among 19 universities in that year’s Adirondack Cup Investment Competition.

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Program Elements

  • Minors. The Finance major easily accommodates minors in Accounting/Taxation, Computer Science, Financial Planning, or Mathematics, each of which gives students the skills and knowledge to excel in a specific aspect of finance.
  • Internships. Saint Rose students with a Finance concentration have interned at such firms as Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Ayco (a Goldman Sachs company), UBS Financial Services Inc., Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, and First Niagara Bank.
  • Outcomes. Finance students have built careers at many of these same companies, as well as at Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, KeyBank, and other world-leading financial institutions.

Learning Objectives

Undergraduate Core Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to fulfill professional goals.
  • Make business decisions based on analysis and evaluation of the data and ethical considerations.
  • Identify global issues and their business implication.
  • Produce and deliver effective oral communications.
  • Produce and deliver effective written communications.