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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance

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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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Why BBA?

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.

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Program Highlights

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.

Finance Curriculum

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.

Course Requirements

  • 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 Finance Sell-side equity research broker, Redburn, New York, New York

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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 Degree Intern 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. 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 Finance Graduates:

  • Protective Industrial Products
  • Form Technologies
  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • Nike Paris
  • Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc.
  • State Street
  • Center for Disability Services
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Copeland Capital
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • KPMG
  • Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company
  • Clarus Commerce
  • American National
  • Semper Capital Management, L.P.
  • BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
  • GE
  • Aramark
  • Bank of America
  • AllSquare Wealth Management LLC
  • Pioneer Bank
  • FinancialWise
  • NYS Comptroller
  • Numerix LLC
  • Pan European Asset Company
  • Redburn
  • RZH Advisors LLC

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

Dandan Wu

Yu-Jung Avis

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