Why Choose Saint Rose for Bachelor of Science in Finance?
Whatever it is about finance that draws you—the math and analysis, opportunities for self-starters, aggressive track to success—Saint Rose offers you the best possible foundation to step into that fast-paced world. It’s not only the broad knowledge base we offer, covering core theories of investment, corporate finance and banking and financial institutions. It’s the unique level of practical experience built into the degree program, helping you also master the independence, analytical thinking and leadership skills you need to stand out against other job candidates.
Along with high-level internship opportunities, trading and investment competitions play a critical role in your finance education here. You’ll manage funds in an actual investment portfolio, taking on the same challenges and responsibilities as those of real-world professional asset managers: making decisions over the creation, management, and liquidation of your portfolio; and professionally communicating your investment strategies and performance.
Not only have our student-managed returns been impressive—earning 17% over seven months in 2014-15, and 8% for a similar period in 2015-16—but the experience has impressed future employers, across the spectrum of finance careers, even more.
Finance BS/MBA Dual Degree
The Dual Degree BS/MBA provides students of superior academic ability and maturity the chance to earn both degrees—which together would normally require 158 credits—with as few as 140 credits. Students typically accelerate their progress by identifying graduate courses that can fulfill both graduate and undergraduate requirements. However, the plan of study may also include independent study, proficiency exams, special seminars, and advanced courses.