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.

Program Highlights

  • Distinct in the industry for its degree of independence and hands-on learning
  • Small classes allow for one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty
  • Offers—and encourages—minors that expand your skill set: Accounting/Taxation, Computer Science, Financial Planning, Mathematics or Economics
  • SMP (Student Managed Portfolio) and Adirondack competitions offer intensive field study opportunities
  • Virtually all Finance students also get at least one real-world internship
  • Opportunity to accelerate to an MBA on a dual-degree track
  • A track record of exceptional job placement: KPMG, Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Prudential and more
  • High-level placements have also created a well-connected alumni network, ready to open doors for new graduates

Learning Objectives

Finance Learning Objectives

  • Apply knowledge of various areas of Finance in a financial decision-making process.

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.