Why Choose Saint Rose for Bachelor of Science in Finance?
No matter what it is about finance that draws you — the math and analysis, opportunities for self-starters, aggressive track to success, The College of 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. Saint Rose helps you to 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, take on the same challenges and responsibilities as those of professional asset managers, making decisions over the creation, management, and liquidation of your portfolio. In addition to 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.
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.
Choose Saint Rose for your Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Are you ready to become a player in the complex, evolving financial markets and take on the challenges of today’s world of finance and investments?
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?
A BBA degree is a concentrated business degree. Students can take more business courses than with a BS degree, creating a robust academic experience that prepares them for the professional world. With a BBA degree, students can also minor in a business program or double-major in two business programs.
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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.
You’ll learn from experienced faculty who are focused on your success, alongside bright, motivated classmates who challenge and support you.
Participate in two student investment competitions and presentation events to gain invaluable hands-on experience in portfolio management and financial analysis.
Choose a minor to expand your skill set: accounting/taxation, computer science, or mathematics.
Outstanding graduate placement at financial companies and institutions such as Ayco a Goldman Sachs, KPMG, EY, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, State Street, Fidelity Investments, etc.
Opt for our dual-degree pathway to earn your BS in Finance and MBA in as little as four years.
Qualify for the Ruggiero Honors Internship Scholarship, which provides financial support for your summer internship.
Connect with Saint Rose’s strong alumni network, with graduates in influential positions at top organizations.
Use cutting-edge research and analytical tools such as Capital IQ.
As a finance student at the Huether School of Business, you’ll study accounting, business, and economics, focus on finance, and round out your education with our liberal education electives.
You’ll learn to develop financial plans, analyze financial statements to guide investment strategy, and comply with the highest ethical and legal standards. Your optional internship provides an opportunity to gain 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 placement for your interests and career path.
Apply knowledge of various areas of Finance in a financial decision-making process.
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.
Educationally, the experiences in the finance program were highly relevant to my current job. The
student-management portfolio investment competition taught me invaluable lessons of investing principles, risk taking, portfolio construction, and trading decision making, as well as presentation skills and how to pitch stocks.
Often it was the mistakes I made in these classes that taught me the most and were invaluable lessons – very much all part of the thrilling but unforgiving stock market, which we monitored closely in the finance program!"
Julian Lipinski '18
BS FinanceSell-side equity research broker, Redburn, New York, New York
My internship has helped me realize what I want (and don’t want) to do as a career. It also helped me hone key skills, such as multitasking, communicating, learning to deal with diversity, and dealing with deadlines, which are different when working for an actual organization."
Mompérousse participated in an internship at the New York State Comptroller’s Office this May, where she put her data analytics skills to the test. Now that she understands the day-to-day life of a data analyst, she would like to pursue a career in either the entertainment or technology industry.
Anne-Lynsha Mompérousse '21, G'21
BS Finance/M.S. Business Analytics, Dual DegreeIntern at the Office of the New York State Comptroller
Meet Our Huether School of Business Faculty
Our faculty are great scholars, but your success is their top priority. Unlike large research institutions, Saint Rose is a place where professors invest in their students and put their energy into teaching, making for compelling classes and great learning outcomes.
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)
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
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.
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 Finance Graduates:
Protective Industrial Products
EY (Ernst & Young)
Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc.
Center for Disability Services
Northern Trust Corporation
Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company
Semper Capital Management, L.P.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
Bank of America
AllSquare Wealth Management LLC
Pan European Asset Company
RZH Advisors LLC
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